Guang Sun, PhD, FTOS

Guang Sun, PhD, FTOS


Here are some questions and answers from our interview with TOS Fellow Guang Sun, PhD, FTOS, Professor of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland.


Q: What is your title and organizational affiliation?

A: I am a Professor of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland.


Q: Please tell us about your current work and your professional developmental trajectory.

A: I am interested in research in genetic, endocrine and dietary factors in the development of human obesity and diabetes. I have studied and worked through the typical path from med school, MSc, PhD, postdoc, assistant, associate and full professor with continuous national funding by Canadian Institutes of Health Research.


Q: What is one of your professional or personal qualities that has contributed to your success?

A: Stick to what you are pursuing with confidence and passion.


Q: What advice do you have for today's junior obesity researchers?

A: Widen your knowledge and plan early for your career.


Q: What aspects of obesity research are the most exciting to you right now?

A: Food addiction and its contribution to human obesity in the general population.


Q: What are your favorite things to do when you're not at work?

A: Hiking, target shooting and travel trailer camping.