Guo Appointed Professor Physiology and Biophysics at BUSM
Hwai-Chen Guo, PhD has been promoted to professor Physiology and Biophysics at BUSM. Guo joined the department of Biophysics as an assistant professor in 1994 and was appointed associate professor in 2001. He also serves as associate professor of Bioinformatics on the Charles River Campus.
As director of the Macromolecular X-ray Crystallography Core Facilities, he has been instrumental in leading initiatives to upgrade the facilities through shared instrumentation grants. Guo also established an independent program on the structure function relationships involved in autoproteolysis, DNA binding of restriction endonucleases and reverse transcriptase. These research programs are supported through three NIH grants.
Guo is involved in many aspects of student affairs and education particularly pre-thesis, dissertation examination and qualifying committees. He is responsible for a major component of the graduate level course “Foundations of Biophysics and Structural Biology” and has lead “Special Topics/Student Seminar” courses, both of which are mandatory components of the Physiology and Biophysics Graduate Training Program. As director of the Macromolecular Crystallography Facility he is involved in one-on-one teaching and instruction of students from the laboratories of other faculty members in the practice of x-ray crystallography. He was a preceptor in the department’s previous T32 Training grant and will continue in this role in the recently submitted new T32 Structural Biology Molecular Biophysics grant. Guo has formally mentored several PhD students and postdoctoral fellows in his laboratory.
Guo received his PhD in molecular biology from Cornell University, and post doctoral training as a Cancer Research Institute fellow in structural biology at Harvard University. An active peer-reviewer for several scientific journals, Guo has authored more than 20 peer reviewed articles, and more than 20 abstracts, reviews, chapters and editorials. He has also given more than 15 invited lectures and presentations.