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Sun Lab


Our research focuses on understanding neural regulation of the innate immune response to pathogen infection and aging, two biological processes that were thought to be independent of neural activity but are now found to be modulated by the nervous system. The fundamental mechanisms that link these processes and neural activity are not well understood. Our goals are to decipher the neural circuits and the neuroendocrine mechanisms that control innate immunity and longevity, and to define the regulatory principles underlying neural-immune and neural-longevity relationships.



Spokane Campus