Jianxuan Sun

Macqueen Group, PhD student

Current Research

My PhD project focuses on understanding the immune system of farmed animals using new single cell sequencing methods. The project will test and develop new single cell protocols. In addition, this project will promote new collaborations on comparative analysis of farmed animal immune cell biology, which will initially focus on contrasting fish with avians. My research will seek to identify the evolutionary conservation and diversification of different immune cell lineages and subsets, in the context of genome evolution.



I did my bachelor degree in Molecular Biology at the University of Liverpool and a masters degree in Cancer research at the University of Glasgow. I completed an honours research project on the molecular mechanisms that regulate different leukemia subcategories. However I have now moved track completely, and am following my long-term interest in aquaculture.


Interests, hopes and dreams

Apart from academia, I enjoy hiking and cuisine.