Karo JM, Schatz DG, Sun JC.  2014.  The RAG recombinase dictates functional heterogeneity and cellular fitness in natural killer cells.  Cell.  159:94-107.

Geiger TL, Abt MC, Gasteiger G, Firth MA, O’Connor MH, Geary C, O’Sullivan T, van den Brink MR, Pamer EG, Hanash AM, Sun JC.  2014.  Nfil3 is crucial for development of innate lymphoid cells and host protection against intestinal pathogens.  J Exp Med. 211:1723-1731.

Beaulieu AM, Zawislak CL, Nakayama T, Sun JC.  2014.  The transcription factor Zbtb32 controls the proliferative burst of virus- specific NK cells responding to infection. Nat Immunol.  15:546-53.

Firth MA, Madera S, Beaulieu AM, Gasteiger G, Castillo EF, Schluns KS, Kubo M, Rothman PB, Vivier E, Sun JC.  2013.  Nfil3-independent lineage maintenance and anti-viral response of natural killer cells.  J Exp Med.  210:2981-90.

Gasteiger G, Hemmers S, Firth MA, Le Floc'h A, Huse M, Sun JC, Rudensky AY.  2013.  IL-2 dependent tuning of NK cell sensitivity for target cells controlled by regulatory T cells.  J Exp Med.  210:1167-78.

Gasteiger G, Hemmers S, Bos PD, Sun JC, Rudensky AY.  2013.  IL-2 dependent adaptive control of NK cell homeostasisJ Exp Med.  210:1179-87.

Zawislak CL, Beaulieu AM, Loeb GB, Karo J, Canner D, Bezman NA, Lanier LL, Rudensky AY, Sun JC. Stage-specific regulation of natural killer cell homeostasis and response against viral infection by microRNA-155.  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Apr 23;110(17):6967-72.

Merino E, Abeyweera TP, Firth MA, Zawislak CL, Basu R, Liu X, Sun JC, Huse M.  2012.  Protein Kinase C-θ Clustering at Immunological Synapses Amplifies Effector Responses in NK Cells.  J Immunol.  189:4859-69.

Gordon SM, Chaix J, Rupp LJ, Wu J, Madera S, Sun JC, Lindsten T, Reiner SL. The transcription factors T-bet and Eomes control key checkpoints of natural killer cell maturation. Immunity. 2012 Jan 27;36(1):55-67.

Sun JC, Madera S, Bezman NA, Beilke JN, Kaplan MH, Lanier LL. Proinflammatory cytokine signaling required for the generation of natural killer cell memory. J Exp Med. 2012 May 7;209(5):947-54.

Sun JC, Lanier LL. NK cell development, homeostasis and function: parallels with CD8+ T cells. Nat Rev Immunol. 2011 Aug 26;11(10):645-57. Review.

Sun JC, Beilke JN, Bezman NA, Lanier LL. Homeostatic proliferation generates long-lived natural killer cells that respond against viral infection. J Exp Med. 2011 Feb 14;208(2):357-68.

Sun JC. Re-educating natural killer cells. J Exp Med. 2010 Sep 27; 207(10):2049-52.

Sun JC, Beilke JN, Lanier LL. Immune memory redefined: characterizing the longevity of natural killer cells. Immunol Rev. 2010 Jul; 236:83-94. Review.

Sun JC, Beilke JN, Lanier LL. Adaptive immune features of natural killer cells. Nature. 2009 Jan 29;457(7229):557-61.

Sun JC, Lanier LL. Tolerance of NK cells encountering their viral ligand during development. J Exp Med. 2008 Aug 4;205(8):1819-28.