Hong-Shuo Sun
Associate Professor
Contact Info
T: (416) 978-2692
F: (416) 978-3844
Anatomy - MSB, Rm 1132
1 King's College Circle
Toronto, ON, M5S 1A8
Professional Memberships
Heart and Stroke Richard Lewar Centre of Excellence
Collaborative Program in Neuroscience (CPIN)
Cardiovascular Sciences Collaborative Program (CSCP)

Dr. Sun received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Calgary, his M.Sc. in Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Alberta, and his M.D. from ZhongShan Medical College of Sun Yet-Sen University. After his postdoctoral training in the Toronto Western Hospital Research Institute, he joined the Department of Surgery, Division of Anatomy in 2010 as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Sun’s research is mainly focused on studying the role of ion channels in neuroprotection against cerebral ischemia and stroke and identifying potential therapeutic targets for stroke.

Graduate Faculty Member

Institute of Medical Science (IMS)
Department of Physiology
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology


Research Synopsis

- Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying ischemia, stroke and neurodegenerative diseases
- Ion channels in cytoprotection against cerebral and cardiac ischemia
- Neuronal injury and regeneration, as well as development of therapeutic agents for stroke


ANA300Y Human Anatomy and Histology (Histology)
HMB320 Neuroanatomy (ANS)
PHM145 Human Histology and Anatomy for Pharmacy
PT1005Y Neuroanatomy (Neurodevelopment and Neurohistology)
PSL 452/1052 Membrane Physiology/Fundamentals of Ion Channels
Topic: Introduction to Ion Channel Diseases (Channelopathy)
PSL1026 Experimental Cell Physiology (in-vivo models)

Publications and Awards

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