On Jan. 19, 2023 The Board of Regents of the University of California dismissed Ting Guo from the faculty of UC Davis. The regents made their decision at the request of UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May and on the recommendation of UC President Michael Drake, in accordance with university policy. 

An investigation by the UC Davis Title IX office found that Guo had sexually assaulted a high school student who had worked in his laboratory. The disciplinary process concluded with a recommendation that Guo be dismissed from the faculty. He had been on administrative leave since the investigation was launched in early 2021. 

Following the case, Chancellor May asked the Title IX office to initiate an independent, external review of all UC Davis programs involving youths. The review is being conducted by Eve Peek Fichtner, a partner with the law firm of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo. 

This page will link to university statements and documents related to the case. 


Statement on Ting Guo (Jan. 12, 2023)

Statement on Ting Guo Dismissal (Jan. 19, 2023)


Investigation report (UC Davis Title IX office) 

Charge letter for Fichtner review (UC Davis Title IX office)


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Cases of sexual violence, sexual harassment and discrimination may be reported to the Harassment and Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program (HDAPP).

The UC Davis CARE office provides confidential resources for survivors of sexual assault.