Grace Y Sun
Grace Y Sun emeritus obtained BS in Chemistry from Seattle Pacific University and PhD in Biochemistry from Oregon State University. After holding a Research Scientist position in Cleveland for 7 years, she was recruited to the Biochemistry Department in University of Missouri. As an internationally renowned neuroscientist, she is recognized for her research on brain lipids and signaling pathways in relation to neurodegenerative diseases and aging. Her research experience included serving as Director of the MU Alzheimer’s disease research program and project leader in the MU Center for Phytonutrient and Phytochemistry. She is a founding member and Scientific Director for the newly established Center for Translational Neurosciences (CTN) in the MU School of Medicine. Besides training a large number of graduate students and Post-docs, she also is experienced in organizing national and international symposia and meetings. She has published over 300 articles in highly regarded journals. Among the many awards, she received University of Missouri System President’s Award for Sustained Excellence in 2012, which was the highest award recognizing faculty achievement at the University.