Dr. Philip Wong, pictured with his committee, successfully defended his dissertation on November 9, 2010. From left to right: Committee members Lori Hazlehurst, Ph.D. and Gary Reuther, Ph.D., Phil, Major Professor Mark Alexandrow, Ph.D., Dissertation Chair Cyrus Vaziri, Ph.D. from UNC Chapel Hill and Committee member Ed Seto, Ph.D. Dr. Wong completed medical school at the University of Toledo and is now a surgery resident at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
Dr. Wong's publication record while in the Program:
Wong PG, Winter SL, Zaika E, Cao TV, Oguz U, Koomen JM, Hamlin JL, Alexandrow MG.Cdc45 limits replicon usage from a low density of preRCs in mammalian cells. PLoS One. 2011 Mar 1;6(3):e17533
Wong PG, Glozak MA, Cao TV, Vaziri C, Seto E, Alexandrow M. Chromatin unfolding by Cdt1 regulates MCM loading via opposing functions of HBO1 and HDAC11-geminin.Cell Cycle. 2010 Nov;9(21):4351-63.
Winter SL, Wong P, Alexandrow MG. In Vivo Chromatin Decondensation Assays; Molecular Genetic Analysis of Chromatin Unfolding Characteristics of Selected Proteins. Methods Molecular Biol., 2009;523:27-40.
Dr. Wong's publication record since graduation:
Saladi SV, Wong PG, Trivedi AR, Marathe HG, Keenen B, Aras S, Liew ZQ, Setaluri V, de la Serna IL. BRG1 promotes survival of UV-irradiated melanoma cells by cooperating with MITF to activate the melanoma inhibitor of apoptosis gene.
Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2013 May;26(3):377-91. PMID: 23480510