Department of Biochemistry
University of Texas, USA
Dr. Wang is a key member of the AMBER development team. His molecular mechanical force fields, AMBER parm99 and the General AMBER force field have been widely used in studying the structures and energies of proteins and drug molecules. Prior to be a UTSW faculty, he was a Senior Scientist at Encysive Pharmaceuticals for five years.
As a computational chemist and biologist, Dr. Wang has broad research interests that cover scoring function development, protein structural modeling, de novo protein design, ligand-based and structure-based drug design. In recent years, we mainly focus on developing molecular mechanical force field-based scoring functions for studying protein-ligand interactions and developing novel algorithms and computational protocols for protein design.