Guo Laboratory
Department of Neuroscience  |  Yale School of Medicine
Junjie Guo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

A native of Guangzhou, China, Junjie received his B.A. in Biology from Peking University (Beijing). He completed his Ph.D. thesis in the Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, working with Hongjun Song on neuronal activity-dependent regulation of DNA methylation in the adult brain. As a Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellow in David Bartel's laboratory at Whitehead Institute/MIT/HHMI, Junjie developed a series of computational and experimental methods to systematically investigate circular RNAs and intracellular RNA folding. He joined the Department of Neuroscience at Yale School of Medicine in September 2017. 

Junjie's profiles on Google Scholar and  Yale School of Medicine website

Research Experience

2012-2017        Whitehead Institute / MIT / HHMI
                                  Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellow
                                  Advisor: David P. Bartel, Ph.D.
                                  High-throughput analyses of circular RNAs and in vivo RNA folding

2006-2012        Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
                                  The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience
                                  Ph.D. candidate (2006-2011); postdoctoral fellow (2011-2012)
                                  Advisor: Hongjun Song, Ph.D.
                                  Activity-dependent regulation of neuronal DNA methylation in the adult brain

2004-2006        Peking University School of Life Sciences
                                  Chun-Tsung Undergraduate Research Fellow
                                  Advisor: Zengyi Chang, Ph.D.
                                  The extreme stability of bacterial periplasmic proteins: a comparison between two trehalases
Selected Awards

2019                  NARSAD Young Investigator, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
2018                  NIH Director's New Innovator (DP2) Award​, NIH Common Fund, NIGMS
2018                  Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in Neuroscience, the Klingenstein Fund and the Simons Foundation 
​2017                 Yale Scholar in Neurodegenerative Research, Yale School of Medicine
2016                 Margaret and Herman Sokol Postdoctoral Award, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
2016                 Damon Runyon-Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists, Finalist
2013                 Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
2012                 The Peter and Patricia Gruber International Research Award in Neuroscience, Society for Neuroscience
2012                 The Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award
2012                 The Mette Strand Research Award, Johns Hopkins University
2004                 Chun-Tsung Undergraduate Research Fellow, Peking University
2002                 Cyrus Tang Scholarship, Peking University