Single molecule imaging of mRNAs under translation in live cells.
Single molecule imaging of mRNAs under translation in live cells.

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Contact-mediated gene expression control.
Contact-mediated gene expression control.

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Single molecule imaging of mRNAs under translation in live cells.
Single molecule imaging of mRNAs under translation in live cells.

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 Molecular engineering 

 for cell biology & 

 biotechnology 

A recent talk describing our Synthetic Mechanobiology project can be viewed here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHvnViv3vJY&t=4s

Welcome to the Ngo Lab at Boston University! 
 

We study how cells communicate with one another at cell-cell interfaces. How are signals exchanged and interpreted at these sites? And how are molecules organized to ensure accurate information transfer? Our projects span diverse topic areas, including protein engineering, cell biology, neurobiology, synthetic biology, and bioengineering.