Ed Lau

Contact information

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Avenue, L-372
Livermore, CA 94550
email: lau12@llnl.gov
phone: 925 422 2108

"A picture I made long ago playing
with PovRay" (full image)


University of California, Davis, B.S., 1989. Chemistry.

University of California, Santa Barbara, Ph.D., 1997.  Chemistry.

Research interests

Computational chemistry, molecular dynamics simulations and quantum mechanical calculations of biological molecules, computational docking.

Selected publications

Comparison and analysis of zinc and cobalt-based systems as catalytic entities for the hydration of carbon dioxide.  Lau EY, Wong, SE, Baker, SE, Bearinger JP, Koziol L, Valdez CA, Satcher JH, Aines RD, Lightstone FC.  PLoS ONE (in press) .

Computational Analysis of a Zn-Bound Tris(imidazolyl) Calix[6]arene Aqua Complex: Toward Incorporating Second-Coordination Sphere Effects into Carbonic Anhydrase Biomimetics. Lucas Koziol, Sebnem G. Essiz, Sergio E. Wong, Edmond Y. Lau, Carlos A. Valdez, Joe H. Satcher, Jr., Roger D. Aines, and Felice C. Lightstone  Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation 2013, 9 (3), 1320-1327.

Synthesis and characterization of a novel inhibitor of C-reactive protein-mediated proinflammatory effects.  Kumaresan PR, Devaraj S, Huang W, Lau EY, Liu R, Lam KS, Jialal I.  Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2013, 11(3):177-84.

A role for loop F in modulating GABA binding affinity in the GABA(A) receptor.  Carpenter TS, Lau EY, Lightstone FC.  J Mol Biol. 2012, 422(2):310-23.

Toward a small molecule, biomimetic carbonic anhydrase model: theoretical and experimental investigations of a panel of zinc(II) aza-macrocyclic catalysts.  Koziol L, Valdez CA, Baker SE, Lau EY, Floyd WC 3rd, Wong SE, Satcher JH Jr, Lightstone FC, Aines RD.  Inorg Chem. 2012, 51(12):6803-12.