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Xiaojia (Sasha) Guo, PhD

Research Scientist (Nephrology)

Contact Information

Xiaojia (Sasha) Guo, PhD

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Nephrology

    PO Box 208056, 333 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT 06520-8056

    United States


Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral fellow
    Weill Medical College of Cornell Univ (2000)
  • PhD
    Rutgers University, Cell and Developmental Biology (1994)
  • MSc
    University of Western Ontario, Biochemistry (1990)
  • BA
    Jiangxi University, Microbilogy (1982)


  • Utility of Renalase as a Novel Biomarker to Stratify Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Candidates for Surgery
    51st Annual Meeting of the American Pancreatic Association 2021
  • Heightened Innate Immune Response to COVID-19 Infection in CKD: Implications to Poorer Outcome During CKD.
    ASN annual conference Kidney Week 2021 2021
  • mRNA editing via Apobec-1 limits regulated necrosis from cisplatin (CP)-induced Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) by regulating the disposal of pro-ferroptotic triglycerides
    Kidney Week, 2020 Annual Meeting of American Society of Nephrology 2020
  • A Renalase Peptide Encapsulated in Renal-selective Mesoscale Nanoparticle Protected Cisplatin-induced Chronic Kidney Disease
    Kidney Week, 2020 Annual Meeting of American Society of Nephrology 2020

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
OHSE AwardDepartment of Surgery, Yale Medical School2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Traineeship AwardU.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command2000
Breast Cancer Research fellowshipNew York State Dept. of Health1998, 1999, 2000
NIH postdoctoral fellowshipNational Institute of Health1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
The Anne B. and James H. Leathem ScholarshipRutgers University1991
International Youth Year Special Studentship AwardMedical Reasearch Council of Canada1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990

Professional Service

West Haven VA Medical CenterBiosafety Subcommittee member2011 - 2022

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