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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Wai-Leung Ng

Associate Professor of Molecular Biology & Microbiology
Wai-Leung Ng

Wai-Leung Ng

Associate Professor of Molecular Biology & Microbiology

Office phone: 617-636-0881
Lab phone: 617-636-6996
Campus: Boston
Office: Arnold 511C
Laboratory: 
Arnold 511
Education: 
BSc, Biology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
MPhil, Biology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
PhD, Microbiology, Indiana University, Bloomington
Postdoctoral Training, Princeton University
Research synopsis: 

One of the most fundamental questions in microbiology is to understand how bacteria sense, respond, and adapt to different environments. In addition to adjusting to the changes in the physical environments, bacterial pathogens also interact with other biological entities, including the host, other bacterial cells, and the viruses that attack them. My group employs a multidisciplinary approach to study Vibrio cholerae, the bacterium that causes million cases of diarrheal disease cholera worldwide, as a model to under the molecular mechanisms governing these interactions. We hope to harness our findings to develop novel therapeutics to combat infectious diseases.

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