Faculty and Staff
SUN Lina
Title: Associate Professor
Research Field: Marine Ecology
Department: Key Laboratory of Marine Ecology & Environmental Sciences
Tel/Fax: 86-532-82896096

Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2019.08-2020.08  Visiting scholar, Department of Biology, Duke University
2017.01-  Associate professor, Key Laboratory of Marine Ecology and Environmental Sciences, IOCAS
2013.07-2016.12 Assistant professor, Key Laboratory of Marine Ecology and Environmental Sciences, IOCAS


Ph.D., 2013, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Institute of Oceanology), Qingdao, China.
B.S. , 2008, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China.


Research Interests
Marine biology, genetics and genomics.
I am seeking to understand the genetics basis and regulatory mechanism of special behaviors and physiology in Sea cucumbers---including regeneration, aestivation, response to environmental change (High temperature, low oxygen), special color occurrence and genetic breeding etc.


Academic Achievements
She has published over 60 papers embodied by SCI journals including PloS Biology, Science of The Total Environment and Genomics etc., participated in publishing six books related to the sea cucumber and marine ranching including 《The sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus: history, biology and aquaculture》.


Selected Publications
Zhang, X.#, L. Sun#, J. Yuan#, Y. Sun#, Y. Gao#, L. Zhang#, S. Li#, H. Dai, J.-F. Hamel, C. Liu, Y. Yu, S. Liu, W. Lin, K. Guo, S. Jin, P. Xu, K. B. Storey, P. Huan, T. Zhang, Y. Zhou, J. Zhang, C. Lin, X. Li, L. Xing, D. Huo, M. Sun, L. Wang, A. Mercier*, F. Li*, H. Yang* and J. Xiang*. "The sea cucumber genome provides insights into morphological evolution and visceral regeneration." PLOS Biology, 2017, 15(10): e2003790.
Huo, D., L. Sun*, K. B. Storey, L. Zhang, S. Liu, J. Sun and H. Yang* (2020). "The regulation mechanism of lncRNAs and mRNAs in sea cucumbers under global climate changes: Defense against thermal and hypoxic stresses." Science of The Total Environment 709: 136045.
Sun L., Lin C., Li X., Xing L., Huo D., Sun J., Zhang L., Yang H.*. Comparative phospho- and acetyl proteomics analysis of posttranslational modifications regulating intestine regeneration in sea cucumbers. Frontier in Physiology, 2018, 9: 836.
Zhang, H., Q. Wang, S. Liu, D. Huo, J. Zhao, L. Zhang, Y. Zhao, L. Sun* and H. Yang* (2019). "Genomic and Metagenomic Insights Into the Microbial Community in the Regenerating Intestine of the Sea Cucumber Apostichopus japonicus." Frontiers in Microbiology 10(1165).
Sun L., Chen M.*, Yang H.*, Wang T., Liu B., Shu C. and Gardiner D. M.. Large Scale Gene Expression Profiling during Intestine and Body Wall Regeneration in the Sea Cucumber Apostichopus japonicus. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part D: Genomics and Proteomics 2011, 195–205.
Huo, D., Sun L.*, Zhang L., Ru X., Liu S., Yang X. and Yang H. *. "Global-warming-caused changes of temperature and oxygen alter the proteomic profile of sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus. Journal of Proteomics, 2019, 193: 27-43.
Xing L., Sun L.*, Liu S., Li X., Zhang L., Yang H.*.Transcriptome analysis provides insights into the mechanism of albinism during di?erent pigmentation stages of the albino sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus. Aquaculture, 2018: 486:148-160.
Sun L., Yang H.*, Chen M.*, Ma D., Lin C.. RNA-Seq reveals dynamic changes of gene expression in key stages of intestine regeneration in the sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus. Plos one 2013, 8: e69441.
Xu D., Sun L.*, Liu S., Zhang L., Yang H.*. Understanding the Heat Shock Response in the Sea Cucumber Apostichopus japonicus, Using iTRAQ-Based Proteomics. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2016, 17(2):150.
Sun L., Xu D., Xu Q., Sun J., Xing L., Zhang L.*, Yang H.. iTRAQ reveals proteomic changes during intestine regeneration in the sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology D 2017, 22, 39-49.