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 on neuronal DNA methylation. During his postdoctoral training at the Whitehead Institute/MIT, he 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 a focus on developing and applying new tools to investigate mRNA translation control and other post-transcriptional 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.
|NYSCF-Robertson Neuroscience Investigator||New York Stem Cell Foundation||2021|
|NIH Director's New Innovator (DP2) Award||NIH Common Fund||2018|
|NARSAD Young Investigator||Brain & Behavior Research Foundation||2018|
|Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in Neuroscience||The Klingenstein Fund and the Simons Foundation||2018|
|Yale Scholar in Neurodegenerative Research||Yale School of Medicine||2017|
|Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellowship||Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation||2013|
|Peter and Patricia Gruber International Research Award in Neuroscience||Society for Neuroscience, the Gruber Foundation||2012|
|Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award||Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center||2012|
|American Society for Cell Biology||2017 - Present|
|RNA Society||2017 - Present|
|Society for Neuroscience||2012 - Present|