Emergency BU Alert BU Medical Campus OPEN Jan. 28, 2015 Boston University Medical Campus will be open Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. BUSM classes will be held as scheduled. Staff should check with their managers regarding work schedules. Medical, PA and GMS students who are assigned to inpatient services or clinics are expected to be present, if possible. Students who are assigned to outpatient services should check with their course director or the policy at the clinical site. GMS classes are canceled. Staff should check with their manager regarding their work schedules. The Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine will follow normal school hours. All Patient Treatment Centers will be open for patient care and all classes will be held as scheduled. BU School of Public Health classes are canceled; SPH non-essential staff may telecommute. Employees who are part of the BUMC parking program should park in your assigned lot or garage. The Boston parking ban is still in effect. For updated information, please call the weather/emergency hotline at 617-638-6886 or visit the BU Emergency Communications website at http://www.bu.edu/ehs/comm/

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.

Hwai-Chen Guo, Ph.D.

Hwai-Chen Guo, Ph.D.

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.

Contact|Directory|BUMC
August 17, 2010
Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine