Maolin Guo

University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Dr. Maolin Guo got his BS and MS in Biochemistry and Chemistry from Shanxi University, China and PhD from University of Edinburgh, UK. After a postdoctoral research at University of California, Irvine, he joined the faculty of University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth in 2004. He is currently an associate professor in chemistry and biochemistry. He is also a Director of UMass Cranberry Health Research Center and a gradate faculty at the Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Amherst. The research program of Maolin Guo is in the interface between chemistry, biology and medicine. The Guo lab uses a multidisciplinary approach to investigate the molecular basis of metal ion homeostasis, oxidative stress and its related neurological disorders, cancer, diabetes, and infectious diseases. The research goal is not only to study the mechanisms of action, but also to develop novel technology for research, diagnosis or therapy. Guo lab research involves chemical synthesis of functional molecules, specific tagging of proteins and natural products, cloning, expression and engineering of novel target proteins and enzymes, enzymatic assays, spectroscopy, x-ray crystallography, bacterial and mammalian cell cultures and fluorescent confocal imaging of live cells.

Biography Updated on 1 April 2012

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