Lena S. Sun, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics
Dr. Sun’s research interests involve both the basic science as well as patient-oriented investigations. In the laboratory, she uses a rat model to examine the effect of prenatal cocaine exposure on postnatal sympathetic neural development and cardiovascular function. She employs a variety of techniques in her laboratory studies. They include the use of high fidelity echocardiography in small animals, the use of isolated organ preparations, and the application of immunocytochemical, biochemical, and molecular biological techniques. Her clinical research projects include the study of gender differences in the response of pediatric patients to noxious stimuli, myocardial ischemia and reperfusion and intravenous anesthetic agents.