Wei Guo

Credentials: Animal Health & Biomedical Sciences

Position title: Muscle Structure and Function, RNA Biology

Email: wguo2@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-3676

Address:
1933 Observatory Dr.
Madison, WI 53706

LAB WEBSITE:

https://andysci.wisc.edu/directory/wei-guo/

FOCUS GROUPS:

Cellular & Molecular Metabolism; Membrane Biology & Protein Trafficking; RNA Biology

RESEARCH DESCRIPTION:

For genes to produce their final functional products (proteins or non-coding RNAs), the RNA transcripts need to be extensively processed after transcription, including splicing, modification, transportation, translation and eventual degradation. RNA binding proteins (RBPs) are important regulators in each step of the complex processes of RNA metabolism and are increasingly recognized as critical regulators in myogenesis, muscle hypertrophy and disease. Hence, the research program in Guo lab is focused on understanding the role of RBPs in RNA metabolism in myogenesis, muscle growth and disease. The long-term goal in Guo lab is to develop RNA-based approaches to improve human health and animal production efficiency through biomolecules and animal biologics identified from animal co-products.

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