Neurology, Neurodegenerative Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Ataxia, and Neurogenetics.
Molecular genetics of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's
Ming Guo, M.D., Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in Neurology, and Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at UCLA. As a Board Certified Neurologist trained at UCLA, she sees patients with neurological disorders, particularly neurodegenerative diseases and neurogenetic disorders, at the UCLA Medical Center. She draws referrals locally, as well as from out of the state and Asia. Based on her performance on the patient-based Neurology Board Certification Examination, she was selected directly by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 2003 to serve as a national Neurology Oral Board Examiner. In this capacity, she has evaluated hundreds of neurologists nationwide for their clinical competence to be Board certified. She is also an elected member of the American Neurological Association (ANA), and was awarded the ANA Derek Denny-Brown Neurological Scholar for 2009. This award is given each year to an ANA member "who has achieved a significant stature in neurological research and who promises to continue making major contributions to the field of Neurology".
In addition to being a physician, Dr. Guo is also a research scientist. She received her Ph.D. from Dr. Yuh Nung Jan's laboratory at the University of California San Francisco, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) for her work on neuronal stem cell development during asymmetric cell divisions. Following a postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Larry Zipursky at HHMI at UCLA, she became a faculty at UCLA in 2002. Currently, in addition to seeing patients, she runs a research laboratory working on molecular genetic mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Her research has been funded by several grants and awards from the National Institute of Health. In addition, she has received numerous prestigious fellowships and awards. She is an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation fellow, a McKnight Brain Disorder awardee, a Klingenstein Fellow, the 12th Robert H. Ebert Clinical Scholar of the Klingenstein Foundation, an Ellison Medical Foundation Scholar in Aging, a Larry L. Hillblom Foundation Startup Grantee.