Su Guohui, male, Han nationality, is a native of Shunde, Guangdong Province. He was born in Hong Kong and graduated from the Biological Department of American Northeast University in 1973. Four years later in 1977, he obtained a doctor's degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Su spent considerable time researching the growth, plasticity, and regeneration of mammal visual systems. His academic contributions include proving for the first time that the damaged neuraxon of retinal joint cells of adult mice can be regenerated in peripheral nerves in a long distance. His recent work includes studying the effects of various cellular ingredients transplant in eyes or nervous growth factors' injection in eyeballs towards the regeneration of retinal joint cells.
Su taught as a professor at Hong Kong University Medical College and was a director of Neuroscience Research Center.
He was elected as an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1999.