Yu Sun, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2020
For outstanding contributions to robotics and device technologies for cell manipulation and measurement.

Robotic nano-surgery shown effective at treating aggressive brain cancer in mice

Via University of Toronto | April 11, 2023

Researchers at the University of Toronto Robotics Institute and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) have teamed up to develop a new treatment option for patients diagnosed with glioblastoma (GBM).

Glioblastoma is the most common and aggressive form of brain cancer; the average life expectancy after a diagnosis is around 15 months.

Professors Yu Sun (MIE) and Xi Huang (Molecular Biology) hope to change this dire statistic with the help of magnetically guided robotic nano-scalpels that can precisely target cancer cells and kill them. The team shares their findings in a new study published in Science Advances… Continue reading.


Dr. Yu Sun Inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows

Via AIMBE | March 30, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Yu Sun, Ph.D., Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada Research Chair in Micro and Nano Engineering Systems, Director, Robotics Institute, to its College of Fellows.

Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical and biological engineer. The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers. College membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering and medicine research, practice, or education” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and biological engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering education.”

Dr. Sun was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for “outstanding contributions to robotics and device technologies for cell manipulation and measurement.