Student Spotlight Rong (Regina) Guo
Rong (Regina) Guo was born on March 7, 1988 in the city of Jinan, Shandong,
China. The only child born to
her mother and father, Rong
spent a lot of time
with her grandparents as a young child, on Shandong University where they
were employed as professors of physics.
Her grandmother taught basic
while her grandfather
Department of Electronic Engineering.
taken care of by
her grandparents, her reading
materials consisted of alot
of scientific magazines published for the young reader. While she was
describing these magazines, I expected a roll of her eyes or a remorseful
look on her face, instead she said "it was cool, really cool ya know,
childrens' magazines and stuff".
at Weihai, a
beautiful seashore campus.
Her department was within the Marine College leading her to
lot of marine creatures, "dolphins and that kind of stuff".
After she completed her BS she was ready to expand her knowledge and
education to include studies on addiction.
After completing a massive online search, she was able to narrow her
choice to WSU and after having a telephone conversation with Dr. Yang Dong,
Assistant Professor in Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh
(formerly Assistant Professor in Neuroscience at WSU), she chose WSU as her
place of study.
reason that she has chosen to pursue her Ph.D. in Neuroscience is that she
always enjoys the process of doing research and is fascinated with
to "see why people are so crazy" and to see how the brain functions in
and in withdrawal.
Her father was a life-long alcoholic who passed away in the spring of
2013 and her mother
used to drink but
15 years. When she talked about
her mother her eyes became very soft and her face lit up.
She realizes the work her mother puts in to her sobriety so that
Rong can have a good, solid life.
aspires to complete a double post doc
study focuses on the
exposure on sleep patterns and circadian rhythms in Drs.
and Heiko Jansens'
postdoc work might
extended in areas of addiction/alcoholism,
most entertaining aspect of her life, by far, is her relationship with her
a beautiful Torbie.
(in the Tiger Gang)
with daily whom Rong feeds but doesn't claim as her own. Tiger also
catches and brings her
own pet snakes
(very much alive)
the apartment and
may feed on the
and other creatures that
Tiger catches outside, "I
guess they've made their own eco-circle at home.
live a very good life and Tiger is the owner of the house."
Let there be no mistake, just because Rong allows her cat freedoms
and extraordinary play friends at home, she is most certainly a lady in
charge of her life. She knows
where she's going and what today's responsibilities are and it is quite
evident that she will be in control of all aspects of her life.
In a nutshell I would describe her as an independent and determined
young woman with a heart of gold.