Peixuan Guo, Ph. D. ( Consultant )
Peixuan Guo is currently the Sylvan G. Frank Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, He was recruited in collaboration with Ohio State's Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute (DHLRI) and will hold a joint appointment in the College of Medicine's Department of Physiology & Cell Biology. He is the Founding President of International Society of RNA Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine, the Founder and Director of RNA Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine center in OSU.
Peixuan is the Founder and Pioneer of RNA Nanotechnology field in the world. He constructed the first viral DNA packaging motor in vitro (PNAS, 1986), discovered phi29 motor pRNA (Science, 1987), assembled infectious dsDNA viruses (J Virology, 1995), discovered pRNA hexamer (Mol Cell, 1998, featured in Cell), and pioneered RNA nanotechnology (Mol Cell, 1998, JNN, 2003; Nano Letter., 2004, 2005; Nature Nanotechnology 2010, 2011). His lab built a dual imaging system to detect single-fluorophores (EMBO J, 2007; RNA, 2007), incorporated the phi29 motor channel into a lipid membrane (Nature Nanotechnology, 2009) for single molecule sensing with potentials for high throughput dsDNA sequencing. Recently, his lab discovered a third class of biomotor using revolution mechanism without rotation.
He was an endowed chair of biomedical engineering at the University of Cincinnati, an endowed chair in nanobiotech, and director of the Nanobiotech Center at the University of Kentucky before moving to OSU in 2016. He received his Ph.D. in microbiology in 1987 from the University of Minnesota and was an NIH postdoctoral fellow in 1990, a Purdue assistant professor in 1990, tenured in 1993, a full professor in 1997, and honored as the Purdue Faculty Scholar in 1998. He was director of the NIH Nanomedicine Development Center from 2006 to 2011. He received the Pfizer Distinguished Faculty Award in 1995, a Lions Club Cancer Research Award in 2006 and was recognized as a distinguished alumnus of the University of Minnesota in 2009 and the 100 Years Distinguished Chinese Alumnus of the University of Minnesota in 2014. He is the editorial board member of five nanotech journals, has reported hundreds of times on television (such as ABC, NBC, and BBC), and has been featured many times on the websites of the NIH, NSF, MSNBC, and NCI. He is a member of two prominent national nanotech initiatives sponsored by NIST/NIH/NSF and National Science and Technology Council. He has been a member of the Foreign Examination Panel of the Chinese Academy of Sciences since 2014. He is a consultant for Nanobio Delivery Pharmaceutical Company since 2017.