Dr. Joseph D. Ng
Director of the Biotech Science & Engineering Program
Department of Biological Sciences & Lab of Structural Biology
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Dr. Ng, a biotechnology scientist, received his Doctorate in Biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside in 1992 and did his postdoctoral work studying protein crystal growth and X-ray crystallography of macromolecules at The National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in France. As a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Ng was contracted with the French Space Agency (CNES) to work with NASA on biological experiments in space where he was responsible for coordinating scientists all over Europe to conduct biological experiments on the International Space Station. In 1998, Dr. Ng joined the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) as a faculty member in the Department of Biological Science. Presently, Dr. Ng is the Director of the Biotechnology Science and Engineering Program at UAH and a principal investigator for a research team studying structural and synthetic biology. He has over 60 research publications, won several research awards and has been recognized for academic excellence in the scientific community including being a member of the U.S. National Committee for Crystallography of the National Academies. Dr. Ng is also a co-founder and President of iXpressGenes Inc. He has been instrumental in advancing the Biotechnology community in Huntsville AL in his involvement and partnership with the UAH business school, private companies and government laboratories.