Gerard Wong

Gerard Chee Lai Wong

Professor, Bioengineering, University of California Los Angeles

Professor, , University of California Los Angeles

Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California Los Angeles

Professor, CA NanoSystems, University of California Los Angeles


  1. Lee MW, de Anda J, Kroll C, Bieniossek C, Bradley K, Amrein KE, Wong GCL. How do cyclic antibiotics with activity against Gram-negative bacteria permeate membranes? A machine learning informed experimental study.. Biochimica et biophysica acta. Biomembranes, 2020.
  2. Lee MW, Lee EY, Ferguson AL, Wong GCL. Machine learning antimicrobial peptide sequences: Some surprising variations on the theme of amphiphilic assembly.. Current opinion in colloid & interface science, 2018.
  3. Lee MW, Lee EY, Lai GH, Kennedy NW, Posey AE, Xian W, Ferguson AL, Hill RB, Wong GCL. Molecular Motor Dnm1 Synergistically Induces Membrane Curvature To Facilitate Mitochondrial Fission.. ACS central science, 2017.
  4. de Anda J, Lee EY, Lee CK, Bennett RR, Ji X, Soltani S, Harrison MC, Baker AE, Luo Y, Chou T, O'Toole GA, Armani AM, Golestanian R, Wong GCL. High-Speed "4D" Computational Microscopy of Bacterial Surface Motility.. ACS nano, 2017.
  5. Wong GC. Three-dimensional architecture of Vibrio cholera biofilms.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2016.
  6. Schmidt NW, Jin F, Lande R, Curk T, Xian W, Lee C, Frasca L, Frenkel D, Dobnikar J, Gilliet M, Wong GC. Liquid-crystalline ordering of antimicrobial peptide-DNA complexes controls TLR9 activation.. Nature materials, 2015.
  7. Kramer JR, Schmidt NW, Mayle KM, Kamei DT, Wong GC, Deming TJ. Reinventing Cell Penetrating Peptides Using Glycosylated Methionine Sulfonium Ion Sequences.. ACS central science, 2015.
  8. Schmidt NW, Agak GW, Deshayes S, Yu Y, Blacker A, Champer J, Xian W, Kasko AM, Kim J, Wong GCL. Pentobra: A Potent Antibiotic with Multiple Layers of Selective Antimicrobial Mechanisms against Propionibacterium Acnes.. The Journal of investigative dermatology, 2015.
  9. Utada AS, Bennett RR, Fong JCN, Gibiansky ML, Yildiz FH, Golestanian R, Wong GCL. Vibrio cholerae use pili and flagella synergistically to effect motility switching and conditional surface attachment.. Nature communications, 2014.
  10. Schmidt NW, Deshayes S, Hawker S, Blacker A, Kasko AM, Wong GC. Engineering persister-specific antibiotics with synergistic antimicrobial functions.. ACS nano, 2014.
  11. Schmidt NW, Wong GC. Antimicrobial peptides and induced membrane curvature: geometry, coordination chemistry, and molecular engineering.. Current opinion in solid state & materials science, 2013.
  12. Gibiansky ML, Hu W, Dahmen KA, Shi W, Wong GC. Earthquake-like dynamics in Myxococcus xanthus social motility.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2013.
  13. Schmidt NW, Tai KP, Kamdar K, Mishra A, Lai GH, Zhao K, Ouellette AJ, Wong GC. Arginine in α-defensins: differential effects on bactericidal activity correspond to geometry of membrane curvature generation and peptide-lipid phase behavior.. The Journal of biological chemistry, 2012.
  14. Gibiansky ML, Conrad JC, Jin F, Gordon VD, Motto DA, Mathewson MA, Stopka WG, Zelasko DC, Shrout JD, Wong GC. Bacteria use type IV pili to walk upright and detach from surfaces.. Science (New York, N.Y.), 2010.