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Junjie Guo, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Contact Information

Junjie Guo, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine

    295 Congress Ave. Room 154B

    New Haven, CT 06519

    United States



A native of Guangzhou, China, Junjie Guo received his B.A. in Biology from Peking University (Beijing). He completed his Ph.D. thesis in the Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, working with Hongjun Song on neuronal DNA methylation in the adult brain. During his postdoctoral training in David Bartel's laboratory at the Whitehead Institute/MIT, Guo developed a series of high-throughput computational and experimental methods to investigate circular RNAs and intracellular RNA folding. He joined the Department of Neuroscience at Yale School of Medicine in Fall 2017.

The Guo lab is broadly interested in questions at the intersection of RNA biology and neuroscience, with an emphasis on developing and applying new tools to investigate RNA-based gene regulatory mechanisms in the nervous system. Research in the lab aims to understand how these mechanisms may be specialized in the nervous system as well as their roles in neurological diseases.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Whitehead Institute/MIT/HHMI (2017)
  • PhD
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Neuroscience (2011)
  • BA
    Peking University, Biology (2006)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
NIH Director's New Innovator (DP2) AwardNIH Common Fund2018
NARSAD Young InvestigatorBrain & Behavior Research Foundation2018
Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in NeuroscienceThe Klingenstein Fund and the Simons Foundation2018
Yale Scholar in Neurodegenerative ResearchYale School of Medicine2017
Damon Runyon Postdoctoral FellowshipDamon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation2013
Peter and Patricia Gruber International Research Award in NeuroscienceSociety for Neuroscience, the Gruber Foundation2012
Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student AwardFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center2012

Professional Service

American Society for Cell Biology2017 - Present
RNA Society2017 - Present
Society for Neuroscience2012 - Present

Departments & Organizations