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    Su Guo, PhD

    TitleProfessor
    SchoolUCSF School of Pharmacy
    DepartmentBioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences
    Address1550 4th Street, Bldg 19B
    San Francisco CA 94158
    Phone415-502-4949

       Biography 
       Awards and Honors
      Fudan University1991 - 1991Outstanding Student Award
      Cornell Graduate School1994 - 1994Liu Memorial Award
      Pharmacia Biotech and Science 1998 - 1998Finalist, Amersham Pharmacia Biotech and Science Prize for Young Scientist
      2001 - 2001Searle Scholar
      2001 - 2001Burroughs Wellcome Fund New Investigator
      UCSF2002 - 2002Sandler Award
      David and Lucile Packard Foundation2002 - 2002Science and Engineering Fellow of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation
      UCSF2005 - 2005Sandler Award
      UCSF2006 - 2006Byers Award

       Overview 
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      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.

       Interests
      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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      1. Sun Y, Dong Z, Jin T, Ang KH, Huang M, Haston KM, Peng J, Zhong TP, Finkbeiner S, Weiss WA, Arkin MR, Jan LY, Guo S. Imaging-based chemical screening reveals activity-dependent neural differentiation of pluripotent stem cells. Elife. 2013; 2:e00508.
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      2. Dong Z, Peng J, Guo S. Stable gene silencing in zebrafish with spatiotemporally targetable RNA interference. Genetics. 2013 Apr; 193(4):1065-71.
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      3. Yang N, Dong Z, Guo S. Fezf2 regulates multilineage neuronal differentiation through activating basic helix-loop-helix and homeodomain genes in the zebrafish ventral forebrain. J Neurosci. 2012 Aug 8; 32(32):10940-8.
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      4. Ritter DI, Dong Z, Guo S, Chuang JH. Transcriptional enhancers in protein-coding exons of vertebrate developmental genes. PLoS One. 2012; 7(5):e35202.
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      5. Sun Y, Dong Z, Khodabakhsh H, Chatterjee S, Guo S. Zebrafish chemical screening reveals the impairment of dopaminergic neuronal survival by cardiac glycosides. PLoS One. 2012; 7(4):e35645.
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      6. Dong Z, Yang N, Yeo SY, Chitnis A, Guo S. Intralineage directional Notch signaling regulates self-renewal and differentiation of asymmetrically dividing radial glia. Neuron. 2012 Apr 12; 74(1):65-78.
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      7. Guo S, Wagle M, Mathur P. Toward molecular genetic dissection of neural circuits for emotional and motivational behaviors. Dev Neurobiol. 2012 Mar; 72(3):358-65.
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      8. Yu W, Sun Y, Guo S, Lu B. The PINK1/Parkin pathway regulates mitochondrial dynamics and function in mammalian hippocampal and dopaminergic neurons. Hum Mol Genet. 2011 Aug 15; 20(16):3227-40.
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      9. Chen L, Zheng J, Yang N, Li H, Guo S. Genomic selection identifies vertebrate transcription factor Fezf2 binding sites and target genes. J Biol Chem. 2011 May 27; 286(21):18641-9.
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      10. Dong Z, Wagle M, Guo S. Time-lapse live imaging of clonally related neural progenitor cells in the developing zebrafish forebrain. J Vis Exp. 2011; (50).
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      11. Mathur P, Lau B, Guo S. Conditioned place preference behavior in zebrafish. Nat Protoc. 2011 Mar; 6(3):338-45.
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      12. Lau BY, Mathur P, Gould GG, Guo S. Identification of a brain center whose activity discriminates a choice behavior in zebrafish. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Feb 8; 108(6):2581-6.
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      13. Mathur P, Guo S. Differences of acute versus chronic ethanol exposure on anxiety-like behavioral responses in zebrafish. Behav Brain Res. 2011 Jun 1; 219(2):234-9.
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      14. Mueller T, Dong Z, Berberoglu MA, Guo S. The dorsal pallium in zebrafish, Danio rerio (Cyprinidae, Teleostei). Brain Res. 2011 Mar 24; 1381:95-105.
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      15. Wagle M, Mathur P, Guo S. Corticotropin-releasing factor critical for zebrafish camouflage behavior is regulated by light and sensitive to ethanol. J Neurosci. 2011 Jan 5; 31(1):214-24.
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      16. Mathur P, Berberoglu MA, Guo S. Preference for ethanol in zebrafish following a single exposure. Behav Brain Res. 2011 Feb 2; 217(1):128-33.
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      17. Ritter DI, Li Q, Kostka D, Pollard KS, Guo S, Chuang JH. The importance of being cis: evolution of orthologous fish and mammalian enhancer activity. Mol Biol Evol. 2010 Oct; 27(10):2322-32.
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      18. Mathur P, Guo S. Use of zebrafish as a model to understand mechanisms of addiction and complex neurobehavioral phenotypes. Neurobiol Dis. 2010 Oct; 40(1):66-72.
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      19. Li Q, Ritter D, Yang N, Dong Z, Li H, Chuang JH, Guo S. A systematic approach to identify functional motifs within vertebrate developmental enhancers. Dev Biol. 2010 Jan 15; 337(2):484-95.
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      20. Mueller T, Guo S. The distribution of GAD67-mRNA in the adult zebrafish (teleost) forebrain reveals a prosomeric pattern and suggests previously unidentified homologies to tetrapods. J Comp Neurol. 2009 Oct 20; 516(6):553-68.
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      21. Kroetz DL, Ahituv N, Burchard EG, Guo S, Sali A, Giacomini KM. Institutional Profile: The University of California Pharmacogenomics Center: at the interface of genomics, biological mechanisms and drug therapy. Pharmacogenomics. 2009 Oct; 10(10):1569-76.
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      22. Chen H, Contreras X, Yamaguchi Y, Handa H, Peterlin BM, Guo S. Repression of RNA polymerase II elongation in vivo is critically dependent on the C-terminus of Spt5. PLoS One. 2009; 4(9):e6918.
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      23. Peng J, Wagle M, Mueller T, Mathur P, Lockwood BL, Bretaud S, Guo S. Ethanol-modulated camouflage response screen in zebrafish uncovers a novel role for cAMP and extracellular signal-regulated kinase signaling in behavioral sensitivity to ethanol. J Neurosci. 2009 Jul 1; 29(26):8408-18.
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      24. Berberoglu MA, Dong Z, Mueller T, Guo S. fezf2 expression delineates cells with proliferative potential and expressing markers of neural stem cells in the adult zebrafish brain. Gene Expr Patterns. 2009 Sep; 9(6):411-22.
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      25. Barboric M, Lenasi T, Chen H, Johansen EB, Guo S, Peterlin BM. 7SK snRNP/P-TEFb couples transcription elongation with alternative splicing and is essential for vertebrate development. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 May 12; 106(19):7798-803.
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      26. Krishnan K, Salomonis N, Guo S. Identification of Spt5 target genes in zebrafish development reveals its dual activity in vivo. PLoS One. 2008; 3(11):e3621.
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      27. Persampieri J, Ritter DI, Lees D, Lehoczky J, Li Q, Guo S, Chuang JH. cneViewer: a database of conserved non-coding elements for studies of tissue-specific gene regulation. Bioinformatics. 2008 Oct 15; 24(20):2418-9.
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      28. Mueller T, Wullimann MF, Guo S. Early teleostean basal ganglia development visualized by zebrafish Dlx2a, Lhx6, Lhx7, Tbr2 (eomesa), and GAD67 gene expression. J Comp Neurol. 2008 Mar 10; 507(2):1245-57.
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      29. Jeong JY, Einhorn Z, Mathur P, Chen L, Lee S, Kawakami K, Guo S. Patterning the zebrafish diencephalon by the conserved zinc-finger protein Fezl. Development. 2007 Jan; 134(1):127-36.
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      30. Wang X, Yang N, Uno E, Roeder RG, Guo S. A subunit of the mediator complex regulates vertebrate neuronal development. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Nov 14; 103(46):17284-9.
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      31. Jeong JY, Einhorn Z, Mercurio S, Lee S, Lau B, Mione M, Wilson SW, Guo S. Neurogenin1 is a determinant of zebrafish basal forebrain dopaminergic neurons and is regulated by the conserved zinc finger protein Tof/Fezl. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Mar 28; 103(13):5143-8.
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      32. Giacomini NJ, Rose B, Kobayashi K, Guo S. Antipsychotics produce locomotor impairment in larval zebrafish. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2006 Mar-Apr; 28(2):245-50.
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      33. Bretaud S, Lee S, Guo S. Sensitivity of zebrafish to environmental toxins implicated in Parkinson's disease. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2004 Nov-Dec; 26(6):857-64.
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      34. Gao LY, Guo S, McLaughlin B, Morisaki H, Engel JN, Brown EJ. A mycobacterial virulence gene cluster extending RD1 is required for cytolysis, bacterial spreading and ESAT-6 secretion. Mol Microbiol. 2004 Sep; 53(6):1677-93.
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      35. Lockwood B, Bjerke S, Kobayashi K, Guo S. Acute effects of alcohol on larval zebrafish: a genetic system for large-scale screening. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2004 Mar; 77(3):647-54.
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      36. Lee SA, Shen EL, Fiser A, Sali A, Guo S. The zebrafish forkhead transcription factor Foxi1 specifies epibranchial placode-derived sensory neurons. Development. 2003 Jun; 130(12):2669-79.
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      37. Seo H, Hong SJ, Guo S, Kim HS, Kim CH, Hwang DY, Isacson O, Rosenthal A, Kim KS. A direct role of the homeodomain proteins Phox2a/2b in noradrenaline neurotransmitter identity determination. J Neurochem. 2002 Mar; 80(5):905-16.
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