Ramon Sun, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Kentucky

Dr. Sun is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Sanders Brown Center of Aging at the University of Kentucky. Research in Dr. Sun’s laboratory focuses on the roles of complex carbohydrate metabolism in neuronal function. To date, He has developed a number of cutting-edge, MALDI-imaging based methodologies to interrogate the spatial metabolism of the brain.



Related Research:

Apolipoprotein E and Immunometabolism in Alzheimer’s Disease Lance Johnson Josh Morganti Ramon Sun 2022-02-14

Funded Research

These projects were made possible from Cure Alzheimer's Fund support.

Selected Publications

These published papers resulted from Cure Alzheimer’s Fund support.

Young, L. E. A., Conroy, L. R., Clarke, H. A., Hawkinson, T. R., Bolton, K. E., Sanders, W. C., Chang, J. E., Webb, M. B., Alilain, W. J., Vander Kooi, C. W., Drake, R. R., Andres, D. A., Badgett, T. C., Wagner, L. M., Allison, D. B., Sun, R. C., & Gentry, M. S. In situ mass spectrometry imaging reveals heterogeneous glycogen stores in human normal and cancerous tissues, EMBO Molecular Medicine, September 5, 2022, Read More

Donohue, K. J., Fitzsimmons, B., Bruntz, R. C., Markussen, K. H., Young, L. E. A., Clarke, H. A., Coburn, P. T., Griffith, L. E., Sanders, W., Klier, J., Burke, S. N., Maurer, A. P., Minassian, B. A., Sun, R. C., Kordasiewisz, H. B., & Gentry, M. S. Gys1 Antisense Therapy Prevents Disease-Driving Aggregates and Epileptiform Discharges in a Lafora Disease Mouse Model, Neurotherapeutics, September 12, 2023, Read More

Lee, S., Devanney, N. A., Golden, L. R., Smith, C. T., Schwartz, J. L., Walsh, A. E., Clarke, H. A., Goulding, D. S., Allenger, E. J., Morillo-Segovia, G., Friday, C. M., Gorman, A. A., Hawkinson, T. R., MacLean, S. M., Williams, H. C., Sun, R. C., Morganti, J. M., & Johnson, L. A. APOE modulates microglial immunometabolism in response to age, amyloid pathology, and inflammatory challenge, Cell Reports, March 3, 2023, Read More

Conroy, L. R., Clarke, H. A., Allison, D. B., Valenca, S. S., Sun, Q., Hawkinson, T. R., Young, L. E. A., Ferreira, J. E., Hammonds, A. V., Dunne, J. B., McDonald, R. J., Absher, K. J., Dong, B. E., Bruntz, R. C., Markussen, K. H., Juras, J. A., Alilain, W. J., Liu, J., Gentry, M. S., Angel, P. M., … Sun, R. C. Spatial metabolomics reveals glycogen as an actionable target for pulmonary fibrosis, Nature Communications, May 13, 2023, Read More