Wai-Shiu Fred Wong
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Immunology Program, Life Science Institute, Singapore
Dr. WS Fred Wong is a pharmacist by training. He graduated with a BS in Pharmacy (Cum Laude) from the St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health in New York. After completing his pharmacy internship, he moved on to pursue his graduate study in The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, majoring in Pharmacology. Subsequently, he did his postdoctoral training in Lilly Research Laboratory in Indianapolis, Indiana. He then moved to Brigham and Women’s Hospital of the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, as a research associate in medicine to study the role of urokinase in inflammatory conditions. He has joined the Department of Pharmacology of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore since 1995.
The long-term goal of his research program is to study the pathogenesis of and to develop mechanism-based pharmacological agents for the treatment of allergy and airway inflammation such as allergic asthma and COPD using small molecule drugs, antisense oligonucleotides/ siRNA, herbal medicinal active compounds, and proteomics/metabolomics approaches. The Respiratory Pharmacology Laboratory has been continuously supported by extramural funding over the past 17 years.