Wesley is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School in the Departments of Biological Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology and Pediatrics and is an Investigator at the Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. Broadly, he is interested in understanding the physical basis behind how biological systems work at the nanoscale, with a focus on the role of mechanical force. To accomplish this, his group develops and applies novel methods in single-molecule manipulation and detection, combining approaches from a variety of disciplines, including physics, molecular biology, chemistry, and engineering.
Dr. Wong received his Ph.D. in Physics at Harvard University. Following this, he was appointed as a Rowland Junior Fellow at the Rowland Institute at Harvard University, where he was the Principal Investigator of the Single-molecule Force Studies Group. Current research projects include single-molecule studies of the mechanical regulation of hemostasis, and the development of “single-molecule centrifugation,” a novel approach that enables massively parallel single-molecule force measurements to be made in a simple and inexpensive way.