Lai Guan Ng

Principal Investigator
Singapore Immunology Network

Dr Ng completed his Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) degree from University of New South Wales, Australia in 2000. He was then awarded an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship to conduct his PhD work at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia. After completing his PhD in 2004, he joined Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Singapore for his postdoctoral training under the supervision of Professor Lam Kong Peng. In 2006, Dr Ng joined Professor Wolfgang Weninger’s laboratory at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia USA. Following his postdoctoral training, Dr Ng joined Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) to establish his own laboratory in 2009. He is also an adjunct Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Dr Ng has also been appointed as a adjunct Scientist at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), Singapore. The primary research focus of his group is to study how immune cells exert their function in the context of intact organs by intravital multiphoton microscopy. Using a combination of functional and in vivo imaging studies, his group aims to determine the sequence of cellular and molecular events involved in the regulation of immune cell homeostasis. Dr Ng’s laboratory has established several intravital imaging approaches for direct visualization of immune cell behaviour in the skin, bone marrow, lung, brain and muscle. Dr Ng’s contributions to the field of immunology research is best exemplified by his multiple publications in leading journals such as Journal of Experimental Medicine, Advanced Materials, Nature Protocols and Journal of Investigative Dermatology. He is also a review editor of Frontiers in Immunotherapies and Vaccines and an academic editor for PloS One. Dr. Ng also recently joined the editorial board of Cellular Immunology and Journal of Dermatological Research.