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Shanshan Sun

Research student,


Educational and Professional Qualifications

October 2017 – Present: PhD, Mitochondria and retinal synaptic plasticity, Cardiff University
2014-2017: Master of Medicine in Ophthalmic Specialty, Fudan University, China
2009-2014: Bachelor of Medicine, Xiamen University, China


Research interests

Research Overview

The title of my PhD research is “Mitochondria and retinal synaptic plasticity”. The research aims to investigate the role of mitochondrial dynamics in retinal ganglion cell plasticity, and develop a deeper understanding of the role this plasticity has in retina at different stages of development and how this may impact on adult response to stress.



Professor Marcela Votruba

Professor and Hon. Consultant in Ophthalmology

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Professor Frank Sengpiel

Head of Neuroscience Division, Professor of Neuroscience