Dr Tao Sun is an Associate Professor of Cell and Development Biology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City, the United States of America (USA). He undertook his PhD studies in Neurobiology at University College London, United Kingdom. After his PhD work, Dr Sun did his postdoctoral training in Neurogenetics at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. He became a faculty member at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in 2005. Dr Sun’s research interests include neural stem cell development in embryonic and adult brains and spinal cords, noncoding RNA regulation in neural development and function, molecular control of brain asymmetry and cognitive functions, and genetic causes of neurological disorders.