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Jiawei Sun, PhD

Jiawei was born and raised in the city of Taixing in Jiangsu, China. He went to Tsinghua University in Beijing and received his BS in biology. He then worked as a lab tech and went on to pursue a PhD at Tsinghua. There he studied maternal control of embryogenesis in zebrafish with Dr. Anming Meng. He joined the Rajagopal lab in 2019 as a postdoc.

What drew you to your field?

Lungs are important.

What do you do when you’re not in the lab?

Thinking about what to do in the lab. Cooking. Watching sports and other stuff.

Describe Rajagopal lab culture in 3 words:

Collegial, team spirit.