Chao Sun

Professor (Senior researcher)

The Department of Radiation Medicine

Institute of Modern Physics,Chinese Academy of Sciences

509 Nanchang Road, Lanzhou, 730000, P.R.China

Tel: +86-931-5196027

Research Areas

Mitochondrial transplantation

Autophagy and Energy metabolism

Redox status and Radiosensitivity

Mitochondrial damage and Cell death

Quantum biology


2019/08  2020/08    National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS), Japan

                                   Visiting Scholar 

2015/11  Now          Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences  

                                    Associate professor

2013/07  2015/10    Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

                                    Assistant research fellow

2010/07  2013/06    Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

                                    Ph.D. student

2007/07  2010/06    Shihezi University

                                    Master student


1. Chao Sun, Xiongxiong Liu, Bing Wang, et al. Endocytosis-mediated mitochondrial transplantation: Transferring normal human astrocytic mitochondria into glioma cells rescues aerobic respiration and enhances radiosensitivity. Theranostics. 2019, 9(12):3595-3607. (IF  8.537)

2. Sun C, Liu X, Di C, et al. MitoQ regulates autophagy by inducing a pseudo-mitochondrial membrane potential. Autophagy. 2017, 13(4): 730-738. (IF  11.100)

3. Xingting Bao; Jinhua Zhang; Guomin Huang; Junfang Yan; Caipeng Xu; Zhihui Dou; Chao Sun*; Hong Zhang. The crosstalk between HIFs and mitochondrial dysfunctions in cancer development, Cell Death and Disease, 2021, 12(2): 215-228. (IF 8.46)

4. Sun C, Wang ZH, Liu Y, Liu YY, Li HY, Di CX, Wu ZH, Gan L, Zhang H. Carbon Ion Beams Induce Hepatoma Cell Death by NADPH Oxidase-mediated Mitochondrial Damage. Journal of Cellular Physiology. 2014, 229 (1): 100-107.

5. Chao Sun, Zhen-hua Wang, Xiong-xiong Liu, et al. Disturbance of redox status enhances radiosensitivity of hepatocellular carcinoma. American Journal of Cancer Research. 2015, 5(4): 1368-1381. 

6. Chao Sun, Yali Wang, Aihong Mao, Xin Zhang, Xin Zhou, Zhenhua Wang, Hong Zhang. Radiosensitization to X-ray radiation by telomerase inhibitor MST-312 in human hepatoma HepG2 cells. Life Sciences. 2015, 123: 43-50.

7. Sun C, Zhang H, Ma XF, Zhou X, Gan L, Liu YY, Wang ZH. Isoliquiritigenin Enhances Radiosensitivity of HepG2 Cells via Disturbance of Redox Status. Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics. 2013, 65(3): 433-44.

8. Sun C, Liu XX, Jin XD, Li P, Ye F, Zhao T, Gong L, Li Q. Genistein Enhances the Radiosensitivity of Breast Cancer Cells via G2/M Arrest. Molecules. 2013, 18(11), 13200-13217.

9. Sun C, Wang ZH, Zheng QS, Zhang H. Salidroside inhibits migration and invasion of human fibrosarcoma HT1080 cells. Phytomedicine. 2012, 19(3-4): 355-63.