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Rou-Jia Sung

Assistant Professor of Biology, Biology

Education & Professional History

University of California at Berkeley, BA; Harvard University, PhD

I am an assistant professor in the Biology department at Carleton College. My research interests center on understanding how structure informs function — how does thinking about the shape of something inform our understanding of how it works?

In the lab, we use tools from biochemistry, structural biology, molecular biology, and cell biology to investigate the role of the ly6 protein family in regulating the function of neuronally important receptors and proteins. In the classroom, we are interested in developing new molecular visualization tools to facilitate the incorporation of 3D models for the teaching of molecular structure and function.


At Carleton since 2017.

Current Courses

  • Fall 2023
    BIOC 301: Survey of Biochemistry
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    BIOL 394: Biology Research
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    BIOL 399: Critical Reading and Analysis of Primary Literature
  • Spring 2024
    BIOL 126: Energy Flow in Biological Systems and Lab
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    BIOL 372: Seminar: Structural Biology
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    BIOL 394: Biology Research
  • Spring 2025
    BIOC 331: Current Topics in Biochemistry
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    BIOL 126: Energy Flow in Biological Systems and Lab