Rong Guo

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Graduate Student
Joined the Pyle Lab: 2020
Education: Chemistry, Grinnell College
Research project(s): Retinoic acid-inducible gene I (RIG-I)-like receptors are cytoplasmic pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) that are crucial in the cytosolic sensing of RNA virus and initiation of innate immune responses. My research of interest is to explore the functional activities of RIG-I like receptors including MDA5 and RIG-I utilizing various biochemical tools. I am also interested in the development of high-throughput FRET based assays.
Favorite molecule: Black Hole Quencher
Scientist hero: Carolyn Bertozzi
Class that most inspired me: Undergraduate bioinorganic 
Favorite restaurant in New Haven: Hachiroku
Outside of lab, I enjoy: Skiing and exploring restaurants