Faculty profile

Jinyan Guo

Assistant Professor


220 Shineman Center

Office hours

Wednesday 1-2:30pm
Thursday 11-12:30pm
Or by appointment 


Comparative anatomy and evolutionary development of flowers and leaves in Iridaceae (the iris family).

Specialty Areas:

  • Phylogenetics
  • Plant Morphology and Anatomy
  • Plant Molecular Development


Guo J. (2015) Comparative micromorphology and anatomy of crested sepals in Iris (Iridaceae). International Journal of Plant Sciences 176(7): 627−642.

Guo J. 2015. Mechanisms for the evolution of complex and diversely elaborated sepals in Iris identified by comparative analysis of developmental sequences. American Journal of Botany 102(6): 819−832.

Guo J. and C. A. Wilson. 2013. Molecular phylogenetic study of the crested Iris based on five plastid markers. Systematic Botany 38(4): 987−995.

Guo J., J. Z. Zhang, G. F. Sun, and L. Shi. 2007. Effects of 6-BA application on promotion of offset formation in Iris germanica. Acta Horticulturae Sinica 34(2): 461−464.

Guo J., J. Z. Zhang, G. F. Sun, and L. Shi. 2006. Advances of horticultural study of rhizomatous irises. Acta Horticulturae Sinica 33(5): 1149−1156.


Ph.D., Botany, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont Graduate University
M.S., Cell Biology, Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
B.S., Horticulture, College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, China Agricultural University, Beijing