Professor Sun conducted postdoctoral research at the University of California-Davis, then joined the Department of Biology at UW-Stevens Point in 2007. Sun’s research interests are in ecological, physiological and pathological xylem anatomy, host plant-pathogen interactions, plant ecophysiology and plant photomorphogenesis. Professor Sun is a manuscript reviewer for more than 12 major scientific journals in the field of plant science.
- UW-Stevens Point, University Scholar Award (2023)
- UWSP Excellence in Scholarship Award, Department of Biology (2016)
- UW-Stevens Point, University Scholar Award (2014)
- UWSP Excellence in Scholarship Award, Department of Biology (2013 & 2011)
Sun Q. (2022). Structural variation and spatial polysaccharide profiling of intervessel pit membranes in grapevine. Annals of Botany 130: 595-609 (cover article).
Ingel, B., Reyes, C., Massonnet, M., Boudreau, B., Sun, Y., Sun, Q., EcElrone A. K., Cantu, D., and Roper, M. C. (2021). Xyella fastidiosa casues transcriptional shifts that precede tylose formation and starch depletion in xylem. Molecular Plant Pathology. 22: 175-188. https://doi.org/10.1111/mpp.13016
Alkasrawi, M., Rajangam, A. S., Tawalbeh, M., Kafiah, F., Al-Othman, A., Al-Asheh, S. and Sun, Q. (2020). Techno-economic analysis and a novel assessment technique of paper mill sludge conversion to bioethanol toward sustainable energy production. International Journal of Energy Research 44: 12602-12613. https://doi.org/10.1002/er.5667
Ingel B., Jeske D., Sun Q., Grosskopf J., and Roper C. (2019). Xylella fastidiosa endoglucanases mediate the rate of Pierce’s disease development in Vitis vinifera in a cultivar-dependent manner. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 32: 1402-1414 https://doi.org/10.1094/MPMI-04-19-0096-R
Massonnet M., Balderas R. F., Galarneau E., Miki S., Lawrence D., Sun Q., Wallis C. M., Baumgartner K., and Cantu D. (2017). Neofusicoccum parvum colonization of the grapevine woody stem triggers asynchronous host responses at the site of infection and in the leaves. Frontiers in Plant Science https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.01117
Sun Q., Sun Y. L., Juzenas K. (2017). Immunogold scanning electron microscopy can reveal the polysaccharide architecture of xylem cell walls. Journal of Experimental Botany 68: 2231-2244 (cover article). https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erx103
- American Journal of Botany, Associate editor (2014-present)
- American Society of Plant Biologists (2007–2010)
- Botanical Society of America, Member (2007–present)
- BSA Developmental and Structural Section, Member (2007–present)
- Gamma Sigma Delta, the Honor Society of Agriculture, Member (2004–present)
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