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Queen's University


Zhengxin Core Facility Manager: & Research Associate: Zhengxin Sun, M.Sc.
Contact: Zhengxin can be reached at: sunz at (replace "at" with "@"). Tel. 613-533-6120.

Brief Biography: Zhengxin received his B.Sc. (major in Biochemistry) from Beijing University in 1991. He received an M.Sc. in Biomedical Science (major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) from the Medical College of Ohio in 1997. Zhengxin has worked as a research associate in the Institute of Genetics (China) and after graduation with his M.Sc. as a research associate at the University of Michigan. With the Queen's EEB Molecular Core facility since 2005, Zhengxin runs our Beckman capillary genotyper, trains graduate and undergraduate students in basic laboratory methodology, and provides expertise in genomic library development, primer design, and PCR.


  • Birt T., Sun Z., Carter H., Whitworth D., Newman S.and Friesen V. (2009), Polymorphic microsatellite loci for the threatened Xantus's Murrelet (Synthliboramphus hypoleucus scrippsi). Conservation Genetics Resources. 10.1007/s12686-009-9145-1
  • Taylor, S., Morris-Pocock, J., Sun Z. and Friesen V. (2009), Isolation and characterization of ten microsatellite loci in Blue-footed (Sula nebouxii) and Peruvian Boobies (Sula variegata). Journal of Ornithology. DOI 10.1007/s10336-009-0477-0
  • Sun Z., Gomez-Diaz E., Baille A. and Friesen V. (2009), Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci for storm-petrels. Molecular Ecology Resources, 9 (3), 913-915.
  • Row, J., Sun Z., Cliffe C. and Lougheed S.C. (2008), Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci for eastern foxsnakes (Elaphe gloydi). Molecular Ecology Resources, 8 (5), 965-967.
  • Rowley, J.A., Sun Z., D. Goldman & D.J. Mooney. 2002. Biomaterials to spatially regulate cell fate. Advanced Materials 14: 886-889.
  • Tang, H., Sun Z. & D. Goldman. 2001. CaM kinase II-dependent suppression of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor-subunit promoter activity. The Journal of Biological Chemistry 276: 26057-26065.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000