Xiuqing Guo, PhD

Xiuqing Guo, PhD

Investigator, The Lundquist Institute


Research Description

Dr. Guo has research interests in both pure methodology development to address basic mathematical and biostatistical problems; in solving problems related to genetic studies, especially for complex diseases; and data analysis of genetic epidemiologic studies of common, genetically complex diseases, with an emphasis on cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. She leads statistical analysis (ranged from linkage analysis, genome-wide association analysis, whole exome sequencing analysis, whole genome sequencing analysis, expression data analysis, methylation data analysis, metabolomics data analysis, …) for genetic studies of hypertension, diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, insulin resistance, adiposity and anthropometry, EKG traits and hemostatic factors, cardiovascular diseases, and gene and lifestyle interactions.
Theme Groups

Recent and/or Significant Publications

Guo X, Cui J, Jones…Chen YD I, Taylor KD…Raffel, LI, Rotter JI, Goodarzi MO: Insulin clearance. Confirmation as a highly heritable trait and genome-wide linkage analysis. Diabetologia, 55(8):183-92, August, 2012. PMCID: 3391346
Kuo, J.Z., Guo, X., Klein, R., ..., Rotter, J.I., Chen, Y.-D.I., Ipp, E. Adiponectin, insulin sensitivity and diabetic retinopathy in Latinos with type 2 diabetes. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 100(9):3348-55, September, 2015. (e-published 5/28/2015, doi:10.1210/jc20151-221) PMID: 26020763 PMCID: PMC4570164
Gao, C., Wang, N., Guo, X., et al. Goodarzi, M.O., Langfeld, C.D., Palmer, N.D.: A comprehensive analysis of common and rare variants to identify novel adiposity loci in Hispanic Americans. The Insulin Resistance Atherosclerosis Family Study (IRASFS), PLOS One, PLOS One, 10(11):e0134649, November 24, 2015. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0134649) PMID: 26599207 PMCID: PMC4658008
Yoneyama, S., Guo, X., Yao, J..., Peters, U., Buyske, S., Graff, M., North, K.E., PAGE Consortium: Generalization and fine mapping of European ancestry-based central adiposity variants in African ancestry populations, International Journal of Obesity, 41(2):324-331, February, 2017 (e-published 11/21/2016, doi:10.1038/ijo.2016.207) PMID: 27867202 PMCID: PMC5296276
Zeller, T., Schurmann, C., Müller, C., Kwon, S., ..., Guo, X., Herder, C., Blankenberg, S., Homuth, G.: Transcriptome-wide analysis identifies novel association with blood pressure, Hypertension, 70(4):743-750, October, 2017. (e-published 8/7/2017, doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA. 117.09458) PMID: 28784648