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    In 1987, Dr. Guo received his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Genetics in Dwight Anderson's lab at the University of Minnesota/School of Dentistry. His postdoctoral fellowships were with Enzo Paoletti in the Wadsworth Center of the New York State Department of Health in 1998 and as a visiting scientist with Bernard Moss at NIH. Dr. Guo joined Purdue University in 1990, and has been a full Professor of Molecular Virology since 1997. His current main research interested is in nanobiotechnology. His lab has been continuously supported by grants from NIH, NSF, and DOD. In recognition of his research efforts at Purdue, Dr. Guo was the recipient of an NIH First Award in 1992 and the "Pfizer Distinguished Faculty Award for Research Excellence" in 1995; the status of Purdue Faculty Scholar was conferred in 1998.

    Ongoing research in his lab involves answering fundamental questions concerning the mechanisms of the phi29 DNA-packaging motor and the role of six pRNAs, and applying these findings to human health and nanotechnology, such as the engineering of pRNA and other motor components to be used as nanobuilding blocks and for array construction, and for gene and drug delivery for specific cell-targeting in the treatment of cancers and virus-related diseases.

    Dr. Guo is an editor or editorial board member for six journals, including four in nanotechnology and bionanotechnology, and has been an advisor and honorary visiting professor of three foreign national research institutes and three foreign universities. He has published more than 70 original research papers in refereed journals including Science, PNAS, and Molecular Cell, more than ten reviews, and more than 100 conference reports. He has also chaired or been the keynote speaker at numerous symposia and international conferences. His work has been in the news by television (NBC, MS-NBC, and ABC), newspapers (Indianapolis Star and Washington Times), magazines (Scientific American), and online, including Space Daily, Science Daily, the NSF Newsletter, the Science website and many nanotechnology-related web sites. He has been invited multiple times to speak and contribute to document preparation for National Nanotechnology Initiatives (NNI) organized by NIH, NSF, NIST, NSET and the National Sciences & Technology Council, and to serve as a panelist to evaluate the medical research of the Army, Navy, Air Force and other Department of Defense programs.

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