Dr. Lisa Ngu

Dr. Lisa Ngu

Scientist in Pharma

Undergraduate Institution

Northeastern University

Research Interests

Enzyme catalysis and protein engineering

Personal Interests

Hiking, Jogging, Biking, Yoga

How did you get interested in science?

A high school teacher spent many afternoon’s after school to help students, including myself, with science fair projects. He  exposed us to publications and gave us a tour of his former lab at Tufts University. His passion for science inspired me to pursue a career in scientific research.

What are your future career goals?

My goal is to work towards leading a research team in industry.

Conference Presentations

  • 2015 – American Chemistry Society (ACS), Boston, MA.

  • 2015 – Protein Society, Barcelona, Spain.

  • 2015 – Northeastern University Research, Innovation & Scholarship Expo (RISE), Boston, MA.

  • 2015 – American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). March 2015, Boston, MA.

  • 2014 – Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB): 3DSIG Structural Bioinformatics and Computational Biophysics Satellite Meeting, Boston, MA.

  • 2014 – European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), Manchester, England.

  • 2014 – Northeast Student Chemistry Research Conference (NSCRC), Boston, MA.

  • 2014 – RISE, Boston, MA.

  • 2013 – Protein Society, Boston, MA.

  • 2009 – ASBMB, New Orleans, LA.


  • Northeastern University College of Science Travel Award, Protein Society, Barcelona, Spain (2015)

  • Northeastern University Graduate Student Government Travel Award, Protein Society, Barcelona, Spain (2015)

  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (2012)



Probing remote residues important for catalysis in Escherichia coli ornithine transcarbamoylase

Lisa Ngu, Jenifer N. Winters, Kien Nguyen, Kevin E. Ramos, Nicholas A. DeLateur, Lee Makowski, Paul C. Whitford, Mary Jo Ondrechen, Penny J. Beuning, PLoS ONE 15(2): e0228487 (2020)