Guo Laboratory

Student with a microscope

Dr. Guo is a tenured Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Public Health and Cancer Center as well as Co-Chair of Biomedical Informatics at West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI). She holds a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Beijing University and a PhD in Computer and Information Science from West Virginia University.

Dr. Guo is a Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences and Co-Chair of Biomedical Informatics of West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Dr. Guo’s research focuses on identifying biomarkers from gene expression profiles of patient samples for cancer diagnosis, prognosis, and therapeutics. She has five US patents. Her cancer genetic biomarker studies have been featured in numerous national and international media. Her group has also utilized computational toxicogenomics for risk assessment of nanoparticles for occupational and environmental health protection. Dr. Guo is PI/PD of multiple NIH grants and has served on several NIH and DOD scientific review panels.

Dr. Guo’s laboratory has forged collaboration with research groups at the CDC/NIOSH, NCI, Harvard University, University of Michigan, Case Western Reserve University, and Northshore University HealthSystem in Chicago, focusing on nanotoxicology and cancer biomarkers. Dr. Guo has a long-standing collaboration with the CDC/NIOSH and currently has technicians who have bench space in the Physiology and Pathology Research Branch of the CDC/NIOSH, about a 7-min walk from MBRCC. They have access to the resources and facilities in the CDC/NIOSH. A Memorandum of Understanding between NIOSH and WVU has been in place since 1970. This agreement promotes scientific collaboration among investigators at these institutions by offering joint appointments and access to core facilities and instrumentation at each institution.