Professor of Biochemistry
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Weiguo Cao's main research focus areas are nitrosative stress and DNA damage, DNA methylation and demethylation and DNA repair. His research is supported by grants from both the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Defense. Weiguo teaches biochemistry at the graduate and undergraduate levels. His lab, Cao Lab in the Life Sciences Facility, focuses on understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms of DNA repair and demethylation.
DNA is constantly assaulted by stresses that damage its building blocks. Damage to DNA can cause mutations resulting in various diseases. Weiguo is working to further the understanding of DNA repair and its ability to evolve to repair different types of DNA damage. DNA mutation and repair and DNA methylation status are related to cancer, mental retardation and other diseases.
DNA Repair, Nitrosative Stress, Enzymes, Genetics