Yongjun Sui, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist

Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute

Building 41, Room D702
Bethesda, MD 20892-1578
301-435-8350

Dr. Sui's research interests focus on studying the innate and adaptive immunological mechanisms of human immunodeficiency virus/simian immunodeficiency virus (HIV/SIV) vaccine-induced control of HIV mucosal transmission using SIV/SHIV-macaque models. In addition, she is interested in exploring new technologies and novel molecular adjuvants to help prevent mucosal HIV-1 transmission.

Areas of Expertise
immunology, virology, myeloid-derived suppressor cells, innate immunity, adaptive immunity

Dr. Sui's research interests focus on studying the innate and adaptive immunological mechanisms of human immunodeficiency virus/simian immunodeficiency virus (HIV/SIV) vaccine-induced control of HIV mucosal transmission using SIV/SHIV-macaque models. In addition, she is interested in exploring new technologies and novel molecular adjuvants to help prevent mucosal HIV-1 transmission.

Selected Publications
  1. Sui Y, Hogg A, Wang Y, Frey B, Yu H, Xia Z, Venzon D, McKinnon K, Smedley J, Gathuka M, Klinman D, Keele BF, Langermann S, Liu L, Franchini G, Berzofsky JA.
    J. Clin. Invest.. 124: 2538-49, 2014. [ Journal Article ]
  2. Sui Y, Zhu Q, Gagnon S, Dzutsev A, Terabe M, Vaccari M, Venzon D, Klinman D, Strober W, Kelsall B, Franchini G, Belyakov IM, Berzofsky JA.
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.. 107: 9843-8, 2010. [ Journal Article ]
  3. Qin S, Sui Y, Soloff AC, Junecko BA, Kirschner DE, Murphey-Corb MA, Watkins SC, Tarwater PM, Pease JE, Barratt-Boyes SM, Reinhart TA.
    J. Immunol.. 180: 5530-6, 2008. [ Journal Article ]
  4. Sui Y, Li S, Pinson D, Adany I, Li Z, Villinger F, Narayan O, Buch S.
    Am. J. Pathol.. 166: 355-65, 2005. [ Journal Article ]
  5. Sui Y, Potula R, Dhillon N, Pinson D, Li S, Nath A, Anderson C, Turchan J, Kolson D, Narayan O, Buch S.
    Am. J. Pathol.. 164: 1557-66, 2004. [ Journal Article ]

Dr. Sui received her Ph.D. in pathology at the Beijing Institute of Basic Medical Sciences in 1998. She joined the Vaccine Branch, NCI, in 2008 as a staff scientist after completion of her first postdoctoral training positions in Dr. Opendra Narayan's lab at the University of Kansas Medical Center (2002-2005), and a second postdoctoral fellowship in Dr. Todd Reinhart's lab at University of Pittsburgh (2005-2008).

Summary

Dr. Sui's research interests focus on studying the innate and adaptive immunological mechanisms of human immunodeficiency virus/simian immunodeficiency virus (HIV/SIV) vaccine-induced control of HIV mucosal transmission using SIV/SHIV-macaque models. In addition, she is interested in exploring new technologies and novel molecular adjuvants to help prevent mucosal HIV-1 transmission.

Areas of Expertise
immunology, virology, myeloid-derived suppressor cells, innate immunity, adaptive immunity

Research

Dr. Sui's research interests focus on studying the innate and adaptive immunological mechanisms of human immunodeficiency virus/simian immunodeficiency virus (HIV/SIV) vaccine-induced control of HIV mucosal transmission using SIV/SHIV-macaque models. In addition, she is interested in exploring new technologies and novel molecular adjuvants to help prevent mucosal HIV-1 transmission.

Publications

Selected Publications
  1. Sui Y, Hogg A, Wang Y, Frey B, Yu H, Xia Z, Venzon D, McKinnon K, Smedley J, Gathuka M, Klinman D, Keele BF, Langermann S, Liu L, Franchini G, Berzofsky JA.
    J. Clin. Invest.. 124: 2538-49, 2014. [ Journal Article ]
  2. Sui Y, Zhu Q, Gagnon S, Dzutsev A, Terabe M, Vaccari M, Venzon D, Klinman D, Strober W, Kelsall B, Franchini G, Belyakov IM, Berzofsky JA.
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.. 107: 9843-8, 2010. [ Journal Article ]
  3. Qin S, Sui Y, Soloff AC, Junecko BA, Kirschner DE, Murphey-Corb MA, Watkins SC, Tarwater PM, Pease JE, Barratt-Boyes SM, Reinhart TA.
    J. Immunol.. 180: 5530-6, 2008. [ Journal Article ]
  4. Sui Y, Li S, Pinson D, Adany I, Li Z, Villinger F, Narayan O, Buch S.
    Am. J. Pathol.. 166: 355-65, 2005. [ Journal Article ]
  5. Sui Y, Potula R, Dhillon N, Pinson D, Li S, Nath A, Anderson C, Turchan J, Kolson D, Narayan O, Buch S.
    Am. J. Pathol.. 164: 1557-66, 2004. [ Journal Article ]

Biography

Dr. Sui received her Ph.D. in pathology at the Beijing Institute of Basic Medical Sciences in 1998. She joined the Vaccine Branch, NCI, in 2008 as a staff scientist after completion of her first postdoctoral training positions in Dr. Opendra Narayan's lab at the University of Kansas Medical Center (2002-2005), and a second postdoctoral fellowship in Dr. Todd Reinhart's lab at University of Pittsburgh (2005-2008).