Christopher D. Spilling, Chairman
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Degree Programs In Biochem and Biotech
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Robert W. Murray Lecture
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Chung F. Wong received his B.Sc. (Hons.) degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Chicago. He did his postdoctoral work at the University of Houston. He held academic and industrial positions at the University of Houston, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, SUGEN, Inc., University of California-San Diego, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute before joining the faculty of UM-St. Louis in 2004.
Our research involves the development and applications of computational methods to study biomolecular structure, dynamics, and function and to aid the design of bioactive compounds. For details please go to the link above to the laboratory homepage.
"A New Class of Salicylic Acid Derivatives for Inhibiting YopH of Yersinia pestis", M. P. Paudyal, L. Wu, Z.-Y. Zhang, C. D. Spilling and C. F. Wong, Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2014, 22, 6781.
"Molecular simulation of drug-binding kinetics″, C. F. Wong, Molecular Simulation, 2014, 40, 889.
"Drug design for Protein Kinases and Phosphatases: Flexible-Receptor Docking, Binding Affinity and Specificity, and Drug-Binding Kinetics" C. F. Wong and S. Bairy, Curr. Pharm. Design 2013, 19, 4739.
"SRmapper: a fast and sensitive genome-hashing alignment tool' P. M. Gontarz, J. Berger and C. F. Wong, Bioinformatics 2013, 29, 316.
"A case study of scoring and rescoring in peptide docking," Z. Huang and C. F. Wong, Methods Mol. Biol. 2012, 819 (Computational Drug Discovery and Design), 269.
"Simulations reveals two major docking pathways between hexapeptide GDYMNM and the catalytic domain of the insulin receptor protein kynase," Z. Huang and C. F. Wong, Proteins: Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics 2012, 79, 2275.
"Influence of Kinetics of Drug Binding on EGFR Signaling: A Comparative Study of Three EGFR Signaling Pathway Models”, S. Bairy and C. F. Wong, Proteins: Structure, Function, Bioinformatics, 2011, 79, 2491.
Z. Huang and C. F. Wong, “Incorporating Protein Flexibility in Molecular Docking by Molecular Dynamics: Applications to Protein Kinase and Phosphatase Systems” in “Computational Studies of New Materials II: From Ultrafast Processes and Nanostructures to Optoelectronics, Energy Storage and Nanomedicine”, T.F. George, D. Jelski, R.R. Letfullin, G. Zhang (Eds.), World Scientific, Singapore, London (2011) pp. 219-250.
"Supplementing the pbsa approach with quantum mechanics to study the binding between CDK2 and N2-substituted O6-cyclohexylmethoxyguanine inhibitors", J. Shi, Z. Lu, Q. Zhang, M. Wang, C. F.Wong and J. Liu, J. Theor. Comput. Chem. 2010, 9, 543.
"Derivatives of salicylic acid as inhibitors of YopH in Yersinia pestis", Z, Huang, Y. He, X. Zhang, A. Gunawan, L. Wu, Z-Y Zhang and C. F. Wong, Chem. Biol. & Drug Design,2010, 76, 85.
"Docking flexible peptide to flexible protein by molecular dynamics using two implicit-solvent models: An evaluation in protein kinase and phosphatase systems", Z. Huang and C. F. Wong, J.Phys. Chem. B 2009, 113, 14343.
"Beyond Thermodynamics: Drug Binding Kinetics Could Influence Epidermal Growth Factor Signaling", M. Goyal, M. Rizzo, F. Schumacher and C. F. Wong, J. Med. Chem.2009, 52, 5582.
"A Computational Study of the Phosphorylation Mechanism of the Insulin Receptor Tyrosine Kinase" B. Zhou and C. F. Wong, J. Phys. Chem. A, 2009, 113, 5144.
"Conformational selection of protein kinase A revealed by flexible-ligand flexible-protein docking" Z. Huang and C. F. Wong, J. Computat. Chem. 2009, 30, 631.
"Variable atomic radii for continuum-solvent electrostatics calculation". B. Zhou M. Agarwal and C. F. Wong, J. Chem. Phys. 2008, 129, 014509.