John 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 studied Biochemistry as an undergraduate at UC Santa Barbara, and he received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics from Caltech in 2012. As a graduate student, he investigated and engineered mechanisms of protein synthesis under the guidance of David Tirrell. He received further training in molecular engineering as post-doctoral fellow under Roger Tsien of UC San Diego. He began his appointment as an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University in July of 2015.


Hannah L. Dotson

Ph.D. candidate, Biomedical Engineering


Alex M. Marzilli

Ph.D. candidate, Biomedical Engineering

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Shannon N. Tunney

Ph.D. candidate, Biomedical Engineering


Chris Kuffner

Ph.D. student, Biomedical Engineering


Jeremy Tran

Ph.D. candidate, Biomedical Engineering

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Quan Le

Ph.D. candidate, Biomedical Engineering

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Vara Mathiyalakan

ChemE undergrad @ Johns Hopkins

Alumni (and how they moved on)

  • D. Christopher Sloas (Ph.D., 2020); thesis of the year award 2020; Scientist, Carisma Therapeutics

  • Elliot P. Tague (Ph.D., 2020); George Church lab

  • Krishna Harpanahalli (B.S., 2019, M.S., 2021); Moderna Therapeutics

  • Remy E. Peace (Ph.D. 2021); Senior Associate Consultant, Clarion

  • Jeffrey B. McMahan (Ph.D., 2021); Mammalian Synthetic Biologist, Asimov

  • Deema Abdel-Meguid (B.S., 2021); Earle and Mildred Bailey Memorial Award; Columbia University