Guo Lab: People


Feng Guo Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Chemistry
UCLA School of Medicine

Dr. Guo is a structural biologist and biochemist who joined the UCLA School of Medicine faculty in July 2004. He earned his B.S. in Biophysics at the Nankai University and M.S. in Physical Chemistry at the Peking University, both in China. Dr. Guo received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Pennsylvania in 2000. In graduate school, he studied the Cre-loxP site-specific DNA recombination using X-ray crystallography. He was a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Thomas Cech at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he worked on the thermostability and crystal structure of large ribozymes.

Current Members

Ian Barr

Graduate Student

ianb (at) mbi (dot) ucla (dot) edu

Sara Weitz

Joint Graduate Student with Shimon Weiss

shweitz (at) ucla (dot) edu

Jena Cleveland

Graduate Student

jenelana (at) ucla (dot) edu

Grant Shoffner

Graduate Student

gmshoffner (at) gmail (dot) com

Jose Jacob


Jose getting funky


Former Members

Name Position in lab Current position
Michio Matsunaga Postdoctoral fellow 2004-2006 Assistant manager at KOKEN.CO, Japan
Michael Faller Postdoctoral fellow 2005-2009 Research Investigator at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Ming Gong Postdoctoral fellow 2007-2009 Research Assistant professor at UCLA
Rachel Senturia Graduate Student 2007-2012 Postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley
Maryam Nafissi Undergraduate student 2005-2006 graduate student at UCLA
Charles Hu Undergraduate student 2006-2007
Huanyu Liu Undergraduate student 2007-2008
Daniel Hwang Undergraduate student 2006-2010 Boston University School of Medicine
Brooke Scheidemantle Undergraduate student 2009-2012 UCLA
Jun Deng Laboratory Assistant 2008-2009
Yanqiu Chen Laboratory Assistant 2009-2011

Lab Photos

Fall 2012

From left to right: Ian Barr, Jena Cleveland, Sara Weitz, Grant Shoffner, Jose Jacob and Feng Guo.

Summer 2011

From left to right: Yanqiiu Chen, Rachel Senturia, Stephanie Purtell, Jose Jacob, Feng Guo, Antoine, Ian Barr, and Sara Weitz.