Guo Named Class of 1965 Term Professor of Biology
Wei Guo, Professor of Biology, has been appointed Class of 1965 Term Professor of Biology. Guo is a leading expert in cell biology, with special emphasis on molecular mechanisms of exocytic trafficking. His pioneering work on extracellular vesicles significantly influenced the current understanding of cancer metastasis and immune suppression. He has an extensive publication record in some of the most prestigious journals in his field, and serves on the editorial boards of journals such as Molecular Biology of the Cell and Cytoskeleton. Guo was chosen as a Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences and a recipient of an American Heart Association Established Investigator Award. At Penn, Guo has served as a member of the Committee for Undergraduate Education and the University Council Committee on Diversity and Equality, among other roles.
The Class of 1965 Endowed Term Chair is one of five chairs established in 1990 in honor of the class’s 25th Reunion. The Class of 1965 endowed a chair for each of the four undergraduate schools and one in honor of the College for Women.