Tai L. Guo

Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Tai L. Guo's qualifications are based on his Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral training in immunotoxicology and pathology. He is a Certified Diplomate of American Board of Toxicology, and he has a thirteen years of experience in toxicology and pharmacology field. In 1993, he received his M.S. degree from Albany Medical College (AMC) and State University of New York at Albany. In 1996, he finished his Ph.D. training in immunotoxicology in AMC. He extended his toxicology training as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Pennsylvania to study the apoptotic effect of heavy metals, which led him to win the Postdoctoral Fellow Presentation Award in the immunotoxicology specialty section of Society of Toxicology (SOT) in 1997. In 1998, he was recruited by Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center as one of the two Principal Investigators for the National Toxicology Program/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Immunotoxicology Contract to conduct GLP (good laboratory practice) studies. He is responsible (as study directors) for directing and conducting immunosuppression studies, hypersensitivity studies, autoimmune studies and host resistance studies, and writing reports and manuscripts. In this capacity, he has conducted local lymph node assay, mouse ear swelling test, antibody-forming cell assay (plaque assay), enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, flow cytometric analysis, RNase protection assay, natural killer cell assay, mixed leukocyte responses, macrophage assays, and host resistance studies using various pathogens including influenza virus, B16F10 melanoma, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Listeria monocytogenes, and Plasmodium. In addition to the NIEHS Immunotoxicology Contract, he has obtained funding from NIH and other agencies to study pulmonary toxicity (asthma), cardiovascular diseases (hypertension), and Alzheimer’s and related diseases. He has published nearly 50 peer-reviewed papers.

Biography Updated on 23 March 2011

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