Robert Fong, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Anesthesia & Critical Care

5841 South Maryland Avenue
MC 4028
Chicago, IL 60637



B.A. - 1994-1998
New York University - New York, New York USA - Biochemistry; Political Science
Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care

M.D. - 1999-2009
The University of Chicago Hospitals - Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois USA - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Ph.D. - 1999-2009
The University of Chicago Hospitals - Chicago, Illinois USA - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Residency - 2009 - 2012
The University of Chicago Hospitals - Chicago, Illinois USA - Anesthesiology

Recent Publications

Frederiksen JK, Fong R*, Piccirilli JA. Metal Ions in RNA Catalysis in Nucleic Acid-Metal Ion Interactions (Hud, N. ed.), London: Royal Society of Chemistry, 2008, in press.

Das R, Kudaravalli M, Jonikas M, Laederach A, Fong R, Schwans JP, Baker D, Piccirilli JA, Altman RB, Herschlag D. Structural inference of native and partially folded RNA by high-throughput contact mapping. PNAS . 2008, 105, 4144 - 9.

Dai Q, Fong R, Saikia M, Stephenson D, Yu YT, Pan T, Piccirilli JA. Identification of recognition residues for ligation-based detection and quantitation of pseudouridine and N6-methyladenosine. Nucleic Acids Res. 2007, 35, 6322 – 9.

Gordon PM, Fong R, Piccirilli JA. A second divalent metal ion in the group II intron reaction center. Chem Biol. 2007, 14, 607-12.

Das SR, Fong R, Piccirilli JA. Nucleotide analogues to investigate RNA structure and function. Curr Opin Chem Biol. 2005, 9, 585-93.

Gordon PM, Fong R, Deb SK, Li NS, Schwans JP, Ye JD, Piccirilli JA. New strategies for exploring RNA's 2'-OH expose the importance of solvent during group II intron catalysis. Chem Biol. 2004, 11, 237-46.

MacMahon S, Fong R, Baran PS, Safonov I, Wilson SR, Schuster DI. Synthetic approaches to a variety of covalently linked porphyrin--fullerene hybrids. J Org Chem. 2001, 66, 5449-55.

Fong R, Schuster DI, Wilson SR. Synthesis and photophysical properties of steroid-linked porphyrin-fullerene hybrids. Org Lett. 1999, 1, 729-32.