Wu, Dr. Chun

Wu, Dr. Chun
Title: Professor of Chemistry, Division Chair of Natural Sciences
Department: Natural Sciences
Office: ASNC 150
Phone: 605-668-1391



B.S., Chemistry, Sichuan University
M.S., Analytical Chemistry, Sichuan University
Ph.D., Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry, The University of New Mexico



CHM 364 Biochemistry
CHM 341 Analytical Chemistry
CHM 342 Instrumental Analysis
CHM 231 Organic Chemistry I
CHM 232 Organic Chemistry II
CHM 111 General Chemistry I
CHM 112 General Chemistry II
CHM 101 Introductory Chemistry
CHM 490 Seminar
CHM 498 Research
RAD 101 Introduction to Radiologic Technology, 



  • Novel Antibiotic Development
  • Multiple Sclerosis Pathogenesis



Carlie Wetzel, Mitchell Lonneman, Chun Wu, (2021). Polypharmacological drug actions of recently FDA approved antibiotics, The European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, (209):112931.

Chun Wu, Tyler S. McCune, (2020) Implementation of research on potential drug target cloning and characterization in a biochemistry laboratory, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 48(2):108-117.

Nichole Haag, Kimberly Velk, Tyler McCune and Chun Wu, (2015) Bioinformatics and Molecular Biological Characterization of a Hypothetical Protein SAV1226 as a Potential Drug Target for Methicillin/Vancomycin-Staphylococcus aureus Infections, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology. Jun; 9(6): 587–591.

Chun Wu, Debra Dunaway-Mariano , and Patrick S. Mariano, (2013) Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of Inhibitors of Pyruvate Phosphate Dikinase, Journal of Organic Chemistry, Vol. 78, No 5, 1910-1922.

Nichole Haag, Kimberly Velk and Chun Wu, (2012) Potential Antibacterial Targets in Bacterial Central Metabolism, International Journal on Advances in Life Sciences, Vol. 4, No 1&2, 21-32.

Chun Wu and Jordan Foos, (2010) Making Chemistry Fun to Learn, Literacy Information and Computer Education Journal Vol. 1, issue 1, 1-6.

Kap Lim; Randy J. Read; Celia C. H. Chen; Aleksandra Tempczyk; Min Wei; Dongmei Ye; Chun Wu; Debra Dunaway-Mariano; Osnat Herzberg, (2007) Swiveling Domain Mechanism in Pyruvate Phosphate Dikinase, Biochemistry Vol. 46, 14845-14853.

Andrey Galkin; Liudmila Kulakova; Eugene Melamud; Ling Li; Chun Wu; Patrick Mariano; Debra Dunaway-Mariano; Theodore E. Nash; Osnat Herzberg, (2007) Characterization, Kinetics, and Crystal Structures of Fructose-1,6-bisphosphate Aldolase from the Human Parasite, Giardia lamblia, The Journal of Biological Chemistry Vol. 282, No. 7, 4859–4867

Chun, Wu; Qing Jiang; Yong-Chang Zhen and Ming-Gui Xie, (1997) The synthesis of side-chain liquid crystalline polymethylsiloxane containing benzo-15-crown-5 unit, Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology, Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Vol. 304, 31-39

Guo-Zhen Fang; Chun Wu, (1997) Application of high performance liquid and ionic chromatographies to speciation analysis, SiChuan Environment (Chinese) Vol. 16, No. 3 16-26

Guo-Zhen Fang; Chun Wu; Ming-Gui Xie and Yong-Chang Zhen, (1996) “Trend of liquid crystals as stationary liquids in gas chromatography”, Huaxue Shiji (Chinese) Vol. 18, No. 4, 213-222, 246