CVRC Spotlight: New Member Dr. Wei Guo

Welcome CVRC’s Newest Member: Dr. Wei Guo, PhD, Assistant Professor, Meat Science & Animal Biologics, Department of Animal & Dairy Science.

Wei Guo joined the UW–Madison faculty in January 2020 as an assistant professor in the Department of Animal Sciences.

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Where did you grow up?
I grew up in a small town located in Henan province, China.

What is your educational/professional background?
I received both my B.S. in molecular and cellular biology and my Ph.D. in animal science from China Agricultural University. I did my postdoctoral training in the Departments of Animal Sciences, Nutritional Science and Cell and Regenerative Biology at UW–Madison. Before coming back to UW–Madison, I was an associate professor at University of Wyoming.

What is the main goal of your current research program?
The main goal is to understand fundamental mechanisms of muscle growth, development, regeneration and diseases, as well as life course impact of developmental programming on muscle function. Another major goal is to discover new bioactive molecules from animal co-products and add value to animal co-products to benefit the animal industry and human health.

What attracted you to UW-Madison?
This is an excellent university with excellent research environment and a long and rich history of the Wisconsin Idea. Plus, Madison is a beautiful city, with its isthmus location between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona.

What’s one thing you hope students who take a class with you will come away with?
I hope the students who take my class will come away with active learning skills.

What are your hobbies/other interests?
I enjoy playing basketball, hiking, skiing and watching Badger football and basketball games.

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