Li Sun

Li Sun


Educational background

B.S. in Bioinformatics, SUSTech

Starting from September 2019, I will be a PhD candidate in University of Pittsburgh

Research experience

Investigating Species-specific Gene Expression Regulation using Mouse-rat Fusion Cell

  • Identified genes and alternative splicing events that show cis/trans divergent regulation between mouse and rat using RNA-seq
  • Discovered that the regulation of alternative splicing is under more predominant contribution of cis-divergence than gene expression
  • Poster presentation on Otto Warburg International Research Symposium, 2017

Investigating Cis Elements in Alternative Splicing with Deep Learning

  • Developed CNN model to predict PSI level base d on DNA sequence
  • Use Activation Maximization/ Minimization to find sequence pattern corresponding to high/low PSI