First person – Jie Sun
The Company of Biologists -- Biol Open
DOI 10.1242/bio.051144


First Person is a series of interviews with the first authors of a selection of papers published in Biology Open, helping early-career researchers promote themselves alongside their papers. Jie Sun is first author on ‘The transcription factor Spalt and human homologue SALL4 induce cell invasion via the dMyc-JNK pathway in Drosophila’, published in BiO. Jie conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Dr Jie Shen's lab at the Department of Entomology and MOA Key Laboratory for Monitory and Green Control of Crop Pest, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China. He is now a postdoc in the lab of Dr Wu-min Deng at Louisiana Cancer Research Center, New Orleans, LA, USA, investigating malignant rhabdoid childhood tumors using the Drosophila model.