Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center


Wong, Derek A., M.D.


Patients with inborn errors of metabolism


  • Pediatrics
  • Genetics


Dr Wong sees patients with genetic disorders, and has a special interest in patients with inborn errors of metabolism.

His clinical and research interests include newborn screening, clinical trials for new therapies for inborn errors of metabolism, and mathematical and computer modeling of biologic processes.


  1. Thames, AH, Moons, SJ, Wong, DA, Boltje, TJ, Bochner, BS, Jewett, MC et al.. GlycoCAP: A Cell-Free, Bacterial Glycosylation Platform for Building Clickable Azido-Sialoglycoproteins. ACS Synth Biol. 2023;12 (4):1264-1274. doi: 10.1021/acssynbio.3c00017. PubMed PMID:37040463 PubMed Central PMC10758250.
  2. Williams, AJ, Warfel, KF, Desai, P, Li, J, Lee, JJ, Wong, DA et al.. A low-cost recombinant glycoconjugate vaccine confers immunogenicity and protection against enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli infections in mice. Front Mol Biosci. 2023;10 :1085887. doi: 10.3389/fmolb.2023.1085887. PubMed PMID:36936989 PubMed Central PMC10018396.
  3. Warfel, KF, Williams, A, Wong, DA, Sobol, SE, Desai, P, Li, J et al.. A Low-Cost, Thermostable, Cell-Free Protein Synthesis Platform for On-Demand Production of Conjugate Vaccines. ACS Synth Biol. 2023;12 (1):95-107. doi: 10.1021/acssynbio.2c00392. PubMed PMID:36548479 PubMed Central PMC9872175.
  4. Wong, DA. Findings from the Study of Early Bed Rest for Thoracolumbar Compression Fractures Has Applications Across Health Systems: Commentary on an article by Toru Funayama, MD, PhD, et al.: "Therapeutic Effects of Conservative Treatment with 2-Week Bed Rest for Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures. A Prospective Cohort Study". J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2022;104 (20):e89. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.22.00841. PubMed PMID:36260049 .
  5. Tjitro, A, Wong, DA, Ajmal, A, Buddhdev, K, Brady, R. Virilization by an Ovarian Tumor: Presentation Is Not Always Acute. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2022;10 :23247096211056494. doi: 10.1177/23247096211056494. PubMed PMID:35596563 PubMed Central PMC9127196.
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