Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
B.S., Physics, Florida International University, 2001.
B.S., Chemistry, Florida International University, 2001.
Ph.D., Biophysics, University of California San Francisco, 2006.
My research interests broadly include the development of computational methods for bio-molecular simulation, modeling of protein-ligand interactions, and discovery of small-molecule therapeutics. I work with companies and universities in some of my projects.
Y. Yang, S. E. Wong and F. C. Lightstone (2014) Understanding a Substrate’s Product Regioselectivity in a Family of Enzymes: A Case Study of Acetaminophen Binding in Cytochrome P450s. PLoS ONE, 9(2): e87058.
H. J. Kulik, S. E. Wong, S. E. Baker, C. A. Valdez, J. H. Satcher, R. D. Aines, and F. C. Lightstone (2014) Developing an approach for first-principles catalyst design: application to carbon capture catalysis. Acta Crystallographica, C70, 123-131.
X. Zhang, S. E. Wong, F. C. Lightstone (2014) Toward Fully Automated High Performance Computing Drug Discovery: A Massively Parallel Virtual Screening Pipeline for Docking and Molecular Mechanics/Generalized Born Surface Area Rescoring to Improve Enrichment. J. Chem. Inf. Model., 54(1) 324-337.
L. W. Tari, X. Li, M. Trzoss, D. C. Bensen, Z. Chen, T. Lam, J. Zhang, S. J. Lee, G. Hough, D. Phillipson, S. Akers-Rodriguez, M. L. Cunningham, B. P. Kwan, K. J. Nelson, A. Castellano, J. B. Locke, V. Brown-Driver, T. M. Murphy, V. S. Ong, C. M. Pillar, D. L. Shinabarger, J. Nix, F. C. Lightstone, S. E. Wong, T. B. Nguyen, K. J. Shaw, J. Finn (2013) Tricyclic GyrB/ParE (TriBE) Inhibitors: A New Class of Broad-Spectrum Dual-Targeting Antibacterial Agents. PLoS ONE, 8(12): e84409.
L. Koziol, N. Kumar, S. E. Wong, F. C. Lightstone (2013) Molecular Recognition of Aromatic Rings by Flavin: Electrostatics and Dispersion Determine Ring Positioning Above Isoalloxazine. J. Phys. Chem. A, 117, 12946-12952.
A. Navid, D. M. Ng, B. J. Stewart, S. E. Wong, and F. C. Lightstone (2013) Quantitative In Silico Analysis of Transient Metabolism of Acetaminophen and Associated Causes of Hepatotoxicity in Humans. In Silico Pharmacology, 1, 14.
E. Y. Lau, S. E. Wong, S. E. Baker, J. P. Bearinger, L. Koziol, C. A. Valdez, J. H. Satcher Jr, R. D. Aines and F. C. Lightstone (2013) Comparison and Analysis of Zinc and Cobalt-based Systems as Catalytic Entities for the Hydration of Carbon Dioxide. PLoS ONE, 8(6): e66187.
J. P. Nilmeier, D. A. Kirshner, S. E. Wong, and F. C. Lightstone (2013) Rapid Catalytic Template Searching as an Enzyme Function Prediction Procedure. PLoS ONE, 8(5), e62535.
X. Zhang, S. E. Wong, F. C. Lightstone (2013) Message Passing Interface and Multithreading Hybrid for Parallel Molecular Docking of Large Databases on Petascale High Performance Computing Machines. J. Comput. Chem., 34, 915-927.
L. Koziol, S. G. Essiz, S. E. Wong, E. Y. Lau, C. A. Valdez, J. H. Satcher, Jr., R. D. Aines, F. C. Lightstone (2013) Computational Analysis of a Zn-bound Tris(imidazolyl) Calixarene Aqua Complex: Toward Incorporating Second-coordination Sphere Effects into Carbonic Anhydrase Biomimetics. J. Chem. Theory. Comput., 9, 1320–1327.
Y. Yang, F. C. Lightstone, S. E. Wong (2013) Solvents in Structure-Based in Drug Discovery. Expert Opinion On Drug Discovery, 8, 277-287.
M. Trzoss, D. C. Bensen, X. Li, Z. Chen, T. Lam, J. Zhang, C. J. Creighton, M. L. Cunningham, B. Kwan, M. Stidham, K. Nelson, V. Brown-Driver, A. Castellano, K. J. Shaw, F. C. Lightstone, S. E. Wong, T. B. Nguyen, J. Finn, L. W. Tari (2013) Pyrrolopyrimidine inhibitors of DNA gyrase B (GyrB) and topoisomerase IV (ParE), Part II: Development of inhibitors with broad spectrum, Gram-negative antibacterial activity. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett., 23, 1537-1543.L.
W. Tari, M. Trzoss, D. C. Bensen, X. Li, Z. Chen, T. Lam, J. Zhang, C. J. Creighton, M. L. Cunningham, B. Kwan, M. Stidham, K. J. Shaw, F. C. Lightstone, S. E. Wong, T. B. Nguyen, J. Nix, J. Finn (2013) Pyrrolopyrimidine inhibitors of DNA gyrase B (GyrB) and topoisomerase IV (ParE). Part I: Structure guided discovery and optimization of dual targeting agents with potent, broad-spectrum enzymatic activity. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett., 23, 1529-1536.