Professor, Physiology and Cell Biology
912 Biomedical Research Tower
460 W. 12th Ave
Areas of Expertise
- Cancer Biology
- Cell Biology
- Gene Expression
- Molecular Medicine
- RNA Biology
- PhD: University of Minnesota
Dr. Guo's lab is really interdisciplinary with diverse technologies and variable projects involving the areas of cell biology, molecular medicine, virology, biophysics, biotechnology, biochemistry, chemistry, computation, biomedical engineering, single molecular optics, single molecular conductance, single pore sensing, RNA Nanotechnology, nucleic acid chemistry, cancer therapy, drug delivery, viral DNA packaging, and ATPase motors. The lab has been focused on the study of viral DNA packaging motor that is composed of a protein channel driven by six ATPase and geared by six RNA molecules.
Current Research Includes
1. Mechanism of motor action: Revolution without rotation: Nanobiotechnology, including structure, function and applications of phi29 DNA-packaging nanomotor.
2. Insertion of the motor channel into membrane for single molecule sensing and high-throughput dsDNA sequencing (NIH Nanomedicine Development Center). Single molecule imaging and optical instrumentation to study the nanomotor and RNA nanoparticles. Single pore sensing for diagnostic and sequencing applications.
3. Lead to the emergence of a new field in RNA nanotechnology (NCI Alliance in Nanotechnology in Cancer). RNA Nanotechnology for siRNA, anti-miRNA, miRNA and chemotherapeutic drug delivery for the treatment of cancer, viral infections and genetic diseases.