Xinghui Sun , PhD NPOD Investigator


Assistant Professor - FORMER PROJECT LEADER 2017-2020

University of Nebraska - Lincoln
N158 Beadle Center

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Next generation sequencing has revolutionized genomic research and revealed the complexity of both human and mouse transcriptomes. Most of the human and mouse genome are transcribed as non-coding RNAs including long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs). Studies have identified a growing number of lncRNAs that are involved in the regulation of human disease, but the function of most lncRNAs remain uncharacterized. The research program in Dr. Sun’s lab focuses on lncRNA-regulated signaling events that control endothelial cell function and vascular inflammation in metabolic diseases, in particular, obesity, type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis.