Xiaoyan Sun, MD, PhD

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Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
1120 NW 14th Street,
Miami, FL 33136
Phone: 305-243-9414
Email: xsun@med.miami.edu

Dr. Sun started her medical career as a neurologist in China. She obtained her PhD in neuroscience in Japan. She completed her neurology residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina in the United States. She completed a cognitive and behavioral neurology fellowship at the VA Boston Healthcare System in the United States. Her research activities have been primarily focused on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Her earlier work includes characterization of biochemical properties of tau protein in the axonal transport and roles of amyloid protein in Alzheimer’s disease. She is one of the earliest researchers to establish quantitative amyloid ELISA in the field. Her long-term efforts are dedicated to identifying the biomarkers for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. She has been invited to be a reviewer for multiple journals on Alzheimer’s research. Currently, she provides clinical care to patients with cognitive disorders, develops and oversees educational programs for medical residents and is the Education Director for the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Miami.