Jie Sun

Sun, Jie

Primary Appointment

Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, Associate Director for Scientific Programs, Carter Immunology Center University of Virginia School of Medicine, Medicine: Infectious Diseases and International Health


  • BA, Sichuan University
  • MS, Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine
  • PhD, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Pennsylvania
  • Postdoc, University of Virginia

Contact Information

345 Crispell Dr
MR-6, Room 3521
Charlottesville, Virginia 22908
Telephone: 4349241274
Email: js6re@virginia.edu
Website: https://twitter.com/Jie_Immunology

Research Disciplines

Immunology, Infectious Diseases/Biodefense, Microbiology

Research Interests

Viral immunology, T cells, Macrophages, Tissue repair

Research Description

My laboratory studies respiratory immunology under homeostasis and disease conditions.
The long-term goals of the laboratory are to develop novel ideas and methods for the induction of strong respiratory antiviral and anti-tumor immunity, and to target host immune regulatory networks for the control of acute and/or chronic disease (such as long COVID-19 symptom) development following respiratory viral infections including influenza, SARS-CoV-2 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). These research areas are of clinical relevance and may be translatable in the identification of novel preventive and therapeutic approaches.

Selected Publications