Su Guo, PhD
|School||UCSF School of Pharmacy|
|Department||Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences|
|Address||1550 4th Street, Bldg 19B|
San Francisco CA 94158
||1991||Outstanding Student Award|
|Cornell Graduate School||1994
||1994||Liu Memorial Award|
|Pharmacia Biotech and Science ||1998
||1998||Finalist, Amersham Pharmacia Biotech and Science Prize for Young Scientist|
||2001||Searle Scholar |
||2001||Burroughs Wellcome Fund New Investigator|
|David and Lucile Packard Foundation||2002
||2002||Science and Engineering Fellow of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation|
Dr. Guo has a broad background in molecular biology, genetics, developmental biology, neurobiology, and is interested in the molecular genetic mechanisms that regulate brain development and function. As a graduate student at Cornell University, she employed the invertebrate model organism C. elegans, and made significant contributions to the discovery of RNA interference (RNAi) as well as understanding of asymmetric cell divisions. After graduation, she became fascinated with how the brain works. As a research and postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School and Genentech Inc. respectively, she carried out neurobiological studies of the development of brain neurotransmitter systems, using the vertebrate genetic model organism zebrafish. After establishing her independent research lab at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Guo has continued to study the molecular genetics of neural development and has expanded her research into the understanding of behavior. With her research, Dr. Guo strives to make significant contributions to our basic understanding of the brain and the mind, as well as to help treat neuropsychiatric disorders.
Stem Cells, dopamine, noradrenaline, serotonin, reward/emotion-related neural circuits and behavior, drug and alcohol addiction, regulation of camouflage, parkinson's disease, neurodegeneration, zebrafish
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