Dr. Dong Xu is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He earned his Ph.D. in Computational Science from San Diego State University and served as a Postdoctoral Fellow with the University of California - San Diego. He has research experience in the area of molecular dynamics simulations of microbe-host and microbe-inhibitor interactions, computer-aided drug design, and quantum mechanics simulations. Dr. Xu has received grants from the Department of Defense and National Institute for Health, and published articles in such journals as the Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design and Journal of the American Chemical Society. Dr. Xu is currently working to establish a research group at Boise State which will focus on interdisciplinary computational research projects at the interface of chemistry, biology, physics and pharmacology.
Distinct Glycan Topology for Avian and Human Sialopentasaccharide Receptor Analogues upon Binding Different Hemagglutinins: A Molecular Dynamics Perspective (with E. Newhouse, R. Amaro, H. Pao, L. Cheng, P. Markwick, J. McCammon, W. Li, and P. Arzberger), Journal of Molecular Biology (2009)
Hemagglutinin (HA) binds to sialylated glycans exposed on the host cell surface in the initial...