Dr. Wong is currently the Scripps Family Chair Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Scripps Research Institute with a Joint Appointment as Distinguished Research Fellow at the Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Dr. Wong served as the President of Academia Sinica, Taiwan (2006-2016) and as the Chief Science Advisor to the Taiwan Government (2006-2015). Dr. Wong has been an Elected Member of the Academia Sinica since 1994 and an Elected Member of the National Academy of Sciences since 2002. Dr. Wong also is an Elected Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Inventors and an Elected Laureate at the Industrial Technology Research Institute in Taiwan. In addition, Dr. Wong was a member of Eli Lily’s NIAID/NIH TB Drug Discovery Initiative Scientific Steering Committee (2009-2016). Dr. Wong received the Wolf Prize in Chemistry, the Arthur C. Cope Medal from the American Chemical Society, and numerous other prestigious honors internationally.

Dr. Wong is a leading authority in glycoprotein research with major interests in the fields of chemical biology and synthetic chemistry. Dr. Wong is focused on the development of discovery tools for understanding biological glycosylation associated with disease progression. Dr. Wong’s lab has published over 750 papers and 120 issued patents.

Dr. Wong received his Ph.D degree in organic chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and B.S. and M.S. degrees in biochemical sciences from the National Taiwan University. Prior to his appointment as Professor and Ernest W. Hahn Chair in Chemistry at the Scripps Research Institute in 1989, Dr. Wong was a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. George M. Whitesides at Harvard University and a faculty member of the Chemistry Department at Texas A&M University.