The special issue on “Metabolism, Inflammation and Cardiovascular Diseases -from Basic Research to Clinical Practice” is edited by Aijun Sun from Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, China.
Professor Dr. Aijun Sun is the faculty member of Zhongshan Hospital affiliated Fudan University; the committee member of Chinese Society of Cardiology; and the vice director of Shanghai Clinical Center for Cardiovascular Diseases.
She acquired Doctor Degree in Shanghai Second Medical University in 2002, worked as visiting scholar in Essen University, Germany in 2003, and University of Texas (Houston), US in 2014. The major research interest of Dr. Sun is the molecular mechanisms and translational study on heart failure (HF). Her group discovered that the mutation of Cardiac Sodium Channel Gene (SCN5A) caused cardiac injury through mitochondrial dysfunction, which expanded the recognition of inherited HF. Her group clarified the novel mechanisms by which mitochondrial enzyme such as ALDH2 could slow down HF progression via maintaining the metabolic homeostasis and subsequent enhancement of myocardial protection and improvement of revascularization. She is in charge of 12 national research grants, and the first or corresponding authors of more than 60 research manuscripts published in leading periodicals including Circulation, Circ Res. She was awarded the title of “National Outstanding Scientific and Technological Worker” in 2014 and the First Prize of Shanghai Science and Technology Progress Award in 2019. She was also the recipient of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2017 and the China Youth Science and Technology Award in 2019.
Main Purpose of the Special Issue:
The mechanism, clinical manifestation, detection index and therapeutic strategies targeting the association between metabolism and inflammation in cardiovascular diseases.