Si-Jia Sun is currently a PhD student in the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, China. He received his undergraduate degree from Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China.
During PhD career, his research focuses on pluripotent stem cell for treatment of cardiovascular disease and small and large animal models for studying the mechanism and treatment of post-myocardial infarction heart failure. Moreover, he also takes part in prof. Song-Yan Liao's and prof. Hung-Fat Tse's research projects and is responsible for animal model establishment including porcine hypertension model, acute and chronic porcine or murine post-myocardial infarction models and murine hindlimb ischemia model.
Currently, his research is sought to determine whether pre-transplantation systemic intravenous administration of human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (hiPSC-MSCs) could improve the survival and therapeutic efficacy of locally transplanted cells in a mouse model of myocardial infarction (MI) or hindlimb ischemia.