Evelyne Houang

Evelyne Houang

Contact Info

Ph.D, Physiology, University of Minnesota, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, 2016

B.S., Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Unstitute of Technology, 2010

Evelyne is a scientist at Schrödinger, LLC in New York City.


Dissertation Title: Structure-function studies of a membrane stabilizer copolymer for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Advisor: Joseph Metzger, Ph.D.

Date of Final Defense: April 13, 2016

Awards & Recognition

Extramural funding

  • American Heart Association Predoctoral Grant (2014-2016)
  • 3M Science and Technology Fellowship (2010-2014)


  • Gregory Marzolf Jr. Muscular Dystrophy Fellowship
  • Marzolf Muscular Dystrophy Symposium Poster Award



  • Palpant N.J., Houang E.M., Delport W., Hastings K.E.M., Onufriev A.V., Sham Y.Y. and Metzger J.M..Pathogenic peptide deviations support a model of adaptive evolution of chordate cardiac performance by troponin mutation. Physiol Genomics 42:287-299, 2010
  • Palpant N.J., Houang E.M, Sham Y.Y. and Metzger J.M.pH-Responsive Titratable Inotropic Performance of Histidine-Modified Cardiac Troponin. Biophysical Journal 102(7):1570-1579, 2012.
  • Thompson B.R., Houang E.M., Sham Y.Y. and Metzger J.M. Molecular determinants of cardiac myocyte performance as conferred by isoform-specific TnI residues. Biophysical Journal 106(10):2105-2114, 2014.
  • *Houang E.M., Haman K., Filareto A., Perlingeiro R.C., Bates F.S., Lowe D.A., and Metzger J.M.Membrane-stabilizing copolymers confer marked protection todystrophic skeletal muscle in vivo. Molecular Therapy-Methods & Clinical Development 15042, 2015.
  • Haman K., Houang E.M., MetzgerJ.M., and Bates F.S. Role of block copolymer architecture in protecting liposomes against peroxidation and first-pass efficacy screening by dynamic light scattering (in review)
  • Houang E.M., Chen F., Geraghty R.J., Sham Y.Y. Computational studies of the Dengue envelope glycoprotein provide insight into the mechanism of pH-dependent fusion process (In preparation).
  • *Houang E.M., Haman K., Kim M., Lowe D.A., Hackel, B, Bates F.S. and Metzger J.M.Structure-function relationship of membrane stabilizing diblock copolymers (in preparation)
  • *Houang E.M., Sham Y.Y., and Metzger J.M. All-atomistic Molecular Dynamics simulations of copolymers and lipid bilayers (in preparation)