Ai-Jun SUN, MD, FAHA, FESC
Professor, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Vice Director, Shanghai Clinical Center for Cardiovascular Diseases
Dr. Sun acquired Doctor Degree in Shanghai Second Medical University in 2002, worked as visiting scholar in Essen University, Germany in 2003, and University of Texas ( Houston), US in 2014. Dr. Aijun Sun has been engaged in exploring the molecular mechanisms and translational study on heart failure(HF) in the past 20 years. She clarified the novel mechanisms by which mitochondrial enzyme such as ALDH2 could slow down HF progression via maintaining the metabolic homeostasis and subsequent enhancement of myocardial protection and improvement of revascularization. She also proposed a novel concept to increase the efficiency of stem cell transplantation by improving its energy metabolic pattern. She is in charge of 12 national research grants, and has published 60 articles in famous periodicals including Circulation,Circ Res.