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Sean Sun

Sean Sun

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University


Sean Sun is a vice-chair and professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Whiting School of Engineering and at the Physical Science-Oncology Center under the Institute for Nanobiotechnology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

His research improves on current knowledge of cell motility, molecular motors, proteins and membranes, statistical mechanics, and theoretical biomechanics, and biophysics. Dr. Sun was a 2017 inductee as an AIMBE Fellow, for outstanding contributions to our quantitative understanding of cell mechanics, cell motility and force generation mechanisms in live cells. He received his BS from Penn State in 1994 and PhD in theoretical chemistry from the University of California, Berkley, in 1998.

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