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

At Boston University, my lab investigates mechanisms of signal transduction at cell-cell interfaces. Our current efforts are focused on Notch signal transduction, in which we seek to understand how mechanical tension is delivered to and sensed by Notch receptors for the regulation their protease sensitivity and signaling activities. Students from the lab have received several 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

Ezira Yimer Yolle (BS, 2019)

Graduate Student, Boston University, Boston, MA