John T. Ngo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

John was born in San Jose, California and was the first in his family to graduate from high school. He was an undergraduate at UC Santa Barbara and he received a Ph.D. from Caltech in 2012. His graduate work involved investigations of protein synthesis (with David Tirrell), and he carried out post-doctoral research in molecular engineering under Roger Y. Tsien (2008 Nobel Laureate). He began his appointment as an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University in July of 2015. Students from the lab have received multiple awards and honors, including the BME Thesis of the Year Award and the College of Engineering's Earle and Mildred Bailey Memorial Award, among others.


Hannah Dotson

Post-Doctoral Researcher Biomedical Engineering


Alex M. Marzilli

Ph.D. candidate, Biomedical Engineering

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Quan Le

Ph.D. candidate, Biomedical Engineering


Chris Kuffner

Ph.D. student, Biomedical Engineering


Jeremy Tran

Ph.D. candidate, Biomedical Engineering

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Vara Mathiyalakan

ChemE undergrad @ Johns Hopkins

Lab Alumni

D. Christopher Sloas (Ph.D., 2020)
BME Thesis of the Year Award 2020

Scientist, Carisma Therapeutics, Philadelphia, PA
Elliot P. Tague (Ph.D., 2020)
George Church lab, Boston, MA

Krishna Harpanahalli (B.S., 2019, M.S., 2021)
Moderna Therapeutics, Cambridge, MA

Remy E. Peace (Ph.D. 2021)
Senior Associate Consultant, Clarion, Boston, MA

Jeffrey B. McMahan (Ph.D., 2021)
Mammalian Synthetic Biologist, Asimov, Cambridge, MA

Deema Abdel-Meguid (B.S., 2021)
College of Engineering Earle and Mildred Bailey Memorial Award
Graduate Student, Columbia University, New York, NY

Shannon Tunney (Ph.D., 2021)
Scientist, aiGene, Denver, CO

Hannah L. Dotson (Ph.D., 2021)
Ngo Lab, Boston University, Boston, MA