Birthplace

Washington DC

Education & Training

Postdoctoral Fellow (1986-1989) Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology (1985) Indiana University, Bloomington IN
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (1978) University of Maryland, College Park MD
High School (1974) Winston Churchill High School, Potomac MD

Career Experience

Associate Professor (2008-present) Western Connecticut State University
Assistant Professor (1999-2008) Western Connecticut State University
Visiting Assistant Professor (1995-99) Salisbury State University, Dept. of Biology, Salisbury MD
Visiting Assistant Professor (1994-95) University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, Dept. of Natural Sciences, Princess Anne MD
Foreign Expert (1991-94) Shandong University, Dept. of Biology, Jinan, Shandong, People's Republic of China
Visiting Assistant Professor (1989-90) Wells College, Dept. of Biology, Aurora NY
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (1986-89) Cornell University, Section of Biochemistry, Ithaca NY
Teaching Assistant in Biology (1979-83) Indiana University, Dept. of Biology, Bloomington IN

Awards & Honors

Who's Who Among America's Teachers (2000) 6th Edition
Outstanding Student Organization Advisor (1999) Office of Student Activities & Organizations, Salisbury State University
Who's Who Among America's Teachers (1998) 5th Edition
Honorary Professor (1994) Office of the President, Shandong University, People's Republic of China
Honorary Professor of Molecular Biology (1994) Department of Biology, Shandong University, People's Republic of China
Teaching Excellence Award (1994) Shandong Provincial Education Commission
Teaching Excellence Award (1992) Shandong Provincial Education Commission

Research Grants

CSU-AAUP (2008) Molecular Barcoding
CSU-AAUP (2007) Molecular Analysis of Desert Microbial Communities
CSU-AAUP (2006) Molecular Analysis of Environmental Fungi
CSU-AAUP (2005) Impact of Environmental Disturbances & Pollution Upon Soil Microbial Communities
CSU-AAUP (2004) Molecular Analysis of Environmental Microbes
CSU-AAUP (2003) Assessment of Microbial Diversity in Soil by Molecular Analysis
CSU-AAUP (2002) Molecular Analysis of Bacterial Communities within Mercury-contaminated Soil
CSU-AAUP (2001) Molecular Analysis of Microbial Biodegraders
CSU-AAUP (2000) Isolation and Characterization of Microbial Biodegraders
GSRAC Research Grant (1997) Isolation and Characterization of Microbial Biodegraders from Delmarva Peninsula Environments
Public Health Service National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellowship (1986-1989) Investigation of Interactions Between DNA-binding Factors and Drosophila Heat Shock Genes
Public Health Service Predoctoral Training Grant (1980-1982) Isolation & Characterization of Plasmid DNA Replication Mutants

Publications

Online Publications
Wong, E., Matthysse, A., and Pierson, L. "Analysis of the LacI family of repressor proteins in nonlactose-utilizing bacteria." ASM BioQUEST Bioinformatics Institute. 11 Mar 2007. American Society for Microbiology. 10 Oct 2007 <http://www.bioquest.org/bedrock/washingtondc_03_07/
workshop_forms/project_template.php?project_id=323>.
Kidd, J., Koehl, J., Wong, E., Worthington, P., and Louch, H. "Global Malaria Problem Space." ASM BioQUEST Bioinformatics Institute. 11 Mar 2007. American Society for Microbiology. 10 Oct 2007 <http://www.bioquest.org/bedrock/ washingtondc_03_07/workshop_forms/project_template.php?project_id=332>.
Abstracts
Wong, E. and Wagener, S. (2005) Influence of Stonewall Environments on Soil Microbial Community Structure as Assessed by Terminal Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism Analysis. In Linkages in Soil Ecology. Abstracts from the 10th International Conference of the Soil Ecology Society at Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, May 22-25, 2005.
Wong, E. and Russock, H. (2004) Methods for Isolating Genomic DNA from the Mossambique Tilapia for Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA Analysis. Abstracts from the Connecticut State University Faculty Research Conference at New Haven, Connecticut, April 24, 2004.
Gilmour, E., Rougvie, A., Wong, E. and Lis, J. (1986) Localization of specific protein–DNA interactions in vivo using a UV light crosslinking method. In Photochemistry and Photobiology 43: 4. Abstracts from the annual meeting of the American Society of Photobiology at Los Angeles, California, June 22–26, 1986.
Wong, E., Ford, M., Tamm, J. and Polisky, B. (1984) Mutant ColE1 replication primer RNAs have altered secondary structure. In Plasmids in Bacteria. Proceedings of the international conference at the University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign, Illinois, May 14–18, 1984.
Polisky, B., Muesing, M., Wong, E., Tamm, J. and Elble, R. (1981) Control of ColE1 copy number. In EMBO Workshop on Comparative Anatomy of DNA Replication and its Controls. Proceedings of the international workshop at Le Normant, Dourdan, France, Oct 5–9, 1981. Sponsored by the European Molecular Biology Org.
Articles
Wong, E. and Russock, H. (2005) Methods for isolating genomic DNA from the Mossambique Tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) for Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA Analysis. J. Icthy. 45 (Supp. 1):S183-S184.
Wong, E. and Polisky, B. (1985) Alternative Conformations of the ColE1 Replication Primer Modulate its Interaction with RNA1. Cell 42:959–966.

Wong, E., Muesing, M. and Polisky, B. (1982) Temperature-sensitive Copy Number Mutants of ColE1 are Located in an Untranslated Region of the Plasmid Genome. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 79:3570–3574.

Professional Service

Minority Recruitment & Retention Committee (2008-present) - Western Connecticut State University
Biology Dept. Assessment Committee (2008-09) - Western Connecticut State University
Biology Dept. Webmaster (2006-present) - Western Connecticut State University
University Senator - (2002-06) Western Connecticut State University
WestConn Institute of Science Teacher Research (2005) - Western Connecticut State University
Science Building Committee (1999-present) - Western Connecticut State University
Biology Club Advisor (2000-02) - Western Connecticut State University
Online Arboretum Development Committee (1998-99) - Salisbury State University
International House Faculty Fellow (1998-99) - Salisbury State University
Department of Biological Sciences Webmaster (1998-99) - Salisbury State University
Health Professions Advisory Committee (1996-99) - Salisbury State University

English Learning Association Advisor (1993-94) - Shandong University

Professional Membership

American Society of Microbiology (since 1999)
Soil Ecology Society (since 2005)

Community Service

Faith Church, New Milford CT
New Milford Homeless Shelter, New Milford CT
Loaves & Fishes, New Milford CT
Walnut Hill Community Church, Bethel CT
Dorothy Day Hospitality House, Danbury CT

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