Jiawei Sun, PhD

Jiawei was born and raised in the city of Taixing, Jiangsu Province, China. He went to Tsinghua University in Beijing and spent 11 years there: undergrad, technician and PhD. He did his PhD research with Dr. Anming Meng and studied maternal control of embryogenesis in zebrafish. He joined the Rajagopal lab in early 2019 as a postdoc.

What drew you to your field?

Combination of basic biology and translational potential.

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

​Commuting. Home chilling.

Describe Rajagopal lab culture in 3 words:

Striving for greatness.