Professor  |  Division Co-Chair

Hong-Shuo Sun


M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Anatomy - MSB, Rm 1132, 1 King's College Circle, Toronto, Ontario Canada 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



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