Assistant Professors

Sun, "Linda" Ruiqing, MD, PhD

Sun, Linda, MD, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Department: Neurology

BioCurriculum Vitae

Mailing Address:
301 University Blvd, Route 0539
Galveston, TX 77555-0539

Office: 9.128 John Sealy Annex
Phone: 409.772.8053 
Fax: 409.772.6940

Bio - Sun, Linda, MD, PhD

    • Bachelor Degree of Medicine, Shandong Medical University, 1989
    • Master Degree of Medicine, Medical School, Qingdao University, 1995
    • PhD, Peking University, 2001
    • MD, University of Science, Arts and Technology, 2015
    • Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, 2017
    • Residency, Neurology, 2020
    • Epilepsy Fellowship, UT Health Science Center, 2021
    • Epilepsy
    • Electroencephalography
    • Epilepsy
    • Headache
    • Stroke
    • Neurodegenerative Disease
    • Movement Disorder
    • General Neurology
    • Sun RQ, Ajam Y, Campbell G, Masel T (2020). A Rare Case of Ecchordosis Physaliphora Presenting with Headache, Abducens Nerve Palsy, and Intracranial Hypertension. Cureus 12(6): e8843. doi:10.7759/cureus.8843
    • Sun RQ, Rai P, Shah V, Raghuram K, Bhardwaj A, Kamel A (2019). Stroke like symptoms, radiation therapy induced atypical subclavian steal syndrome: Diagnosis and treatment. Int J Case Rep Images 2019;10:101040Z01RS2019
    • Sun RQ, Yan J, Willis WD (2007). Activation of protein kinase B/Akt in the periphery contributes to pain behavior induced by capsaicin. Neuroscience, 144(1):28-94
    • Sun RQ, Tu Y, Yan J, Willis WD (2006). Activation of protein kinase B/Akt signaling pathway contributes to mechanical hypersensitivity induced by capsaicin. Pain, 120(1-2):86-96
    • Yan JY, Sun RQ, Hughes MG, McAdoo D J, Willis WD (2006). Intradermal injection of capsaicin induces acute SP release from rat spinal cord dorsal horn. Neurosci Lett, 410(3):183-6
    • Sun RQ, Tu YJ, Lawand NB, Yan JY, Lin Q, Willis WD (2004). Calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor activation produces PKA- and PKC-dependent mechanical hyperalgesia and central sensitization. Journal of Neurophysiology, 92(5):2859-66
    • Sun RQ, Lawand NB, Lin Q, Willis WD (2004). Role of calcitonin gene-related peptide in the sensitization of dorsal horn neurons to mechanical stimulation after intradermal injection of capsaicin. Journal of Neurophysiology. 92(1):320-6
    • Tu YJ, Sun RQ, Willis WD. Effects of intrathecal injections of melatonin analogs on capsaicin-induced secondary mechanical allodynia and hyperalgesia in rats (2004). Pain. 109(3):340-50
    • Sun RQ, Wang H, Wan Y, Jing Z, Luo F, Han JS, Wang Y (2004). Suppression of neuropathic pain by peripheral electrical stimulation in rats: mu-opioid receptor and NMDA receptor implicated. Experimental Neurology, 187(1):23-9
    • Sun RQ, Lawand NB., Willis WD (2003). The role of calcitonin gene-related        peptide (CGRP) in the generation and maintenance of mechanical allodynia and hyperalgesia in rats after intradermal injection of capsaicin. Pain, 104: 201-208
    • Sun RQ, Zhao C, Wang H, Jing Z, Wang W, Yang K, Wang Y, Chang JK, and Han JS (2001). Nocistatin, a peptide reversing acute and chronic morphine tolerance. NeuroReport, 12 (8): 1789-1792
    • Sun RQ, Wang Y, Zhao CS, Chang JK, Han JS (2001). Changes in brain content of nociceptin/orphanin FQ and endomorphin 2 in a rat model of neuropathic pain. Neurosci Lett, 311: 13-16
    • Award for Excellence in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Department of Neurology, UTMB (2020)
    • Award for the top RITE score, Neurology, UTMB (2020)
    • Investigator Travel Award from American Pain Society (2004, 2006, 2007)
    • National Science and Technology Award (Second Place) from the Chinese Association for the Study of Acupuncture for Neurobiological Mechanism of Acupuncture Analgesia (2010)
    • American Epilepsy Society (AES), 7/2020-present
    • American Academy of Neurology (AAN), 7/2017-present
    • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS), 7/2017-present
    • American Neurological Association (ANA), 4/2018-present
    • Society for Neuroscience (SFN), 2002-2009
    • American Pain Society (APS), 2002-2009