Jingtao Guo, PhD

Research Interests

  • Germline Development
  • Male Infertility
  • Molecular Biology
  • Testis
  • Genomics
  • Stem Cell Biology

Academic Information

  • Departments: Surgery - Assistant Professor
  • Divisions: Urology

Academic Bio

Dr. Jingtao Guo gained his Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences from Peking University, China in 2013. He then came to the United States and obtained his Ph.D. under the mentorship of Dr. Brad Cairns at University of Utah in 2018, where he pioneered to utilize genomics and molecular approach to study the development of human male germline stem cells - spermatogonial stem cells. This work resulted in a seminal publication at Cell Stem Cell in 2017. He subsequently served as a postdoc researcher for both Department of Oncological Sciences and Department of Surgery at University of Utah School of Medicine. In 2020, Dr. Guo joined the Department of Surgery Division of Urology as an Assistant Professor, and started his lab with a research program focusing on human germline development and reproductive medicine. Dr. Guo’s research has three major focuses. First, he utilizes a combination of cutting-edge genomics and molecular techniques to understand the normal development and physiology of human germline and testis. Second, he develops novel molecular and computational tools to more precisely diagnose human male infertility and germ cell tumor, aiming to offer better treatment for the patients. Last, he is interested to utilize the knowledge learned from genomics to serve as a guideline to culture human SSCs and germline in vitro. Dr. Guo has established broad collaboration with researchers from the leading experts in the world, and is frequently invited to give seminars in world-renowned research institutes and universities. Dr. Guo’s research is supported by R01 grants from NIA and NICHD.

Research Statement

Research Statement

Education History

Type School Degree
Doctoral Training University of Utah
Oncological Sciences
Ph.D.
Graduate Training University of Utah
Genome Science
Graduate Certificate
Undergraduate Peking University
Biological Sciences; Minor: Applied Mathematics
B.S.