Principal Investigator

Mai T. Ngo, Ph.D. (she/her)

Assistant Professor (starting August 2024)

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Professor Ngo will be joining CBE in August 2024 as an assistant professor. Currently, she is an NIH NRSA postdoctoral fellow at Boston University. Under the mentorship of Professor Christopher Chen, she is utilizing tissue engineering and cell engineering tools to build vascularized tissues by controlling paracrine signaling. Previously, Professor Ngo obtained her Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. As a member of Professor Brendan Harley’s lab, she developed vascularized tissue models of brain cancer. During graduate school, she was an Illinois Distinguished Fellow and a NSF Graduate Research Fellow. Her research has been recognized by several awards, such as the BMES Career Development Award and the CMBE Graduate Student Shooting Star Award; additionally, she has been recognized as a University of Washington DYSS seminar speaker and as a MIT ChemE Rising Star. Professor Ngo received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech.

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Graduate Students

The Ngo lab will be recruiting graduate students during Fall 2024. Please note that Professor Ngo cannot admit students directly into the lab. All prospective students must apply, and gain admission to, the Ph.D. program in Chemical and Biological Engineering. Once a student has decided to join the program, they will go through an advisor selection process in Fall 2024 to join a lab in the department. Applicants can learn more about the program requirements and advisor selection process at this link and review instructions and tips on how to apply for the Ph.D. program at this link. The application deadline for Fall 2024 is December 1, 2023.


Undergraduate Students

The Ngo lab is committed to supporting undergraduate research. Interested students who would like to conduct research during the school year or summer should email Professor Ngo with their resume.