John Ngai, Ph.D., is the director of the QB3 Functional Genomics Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his B.A. in chemistry and biology from Pomona College and his Ph.D. in biology from the California Institute of Technology. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University in 1993, Dr. Ngai joined the faculty at UC Berkeley, where he currently studies the regulation of neural stem cells and the diversity of neuronal cell types using high-throughput genomics technologies. Dr. Ngai was previously head of the neuroscience graduate program, director of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, and a member of the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Biology at UC Berkeley. He has also been involved in the oversight of the university’s animal research program and communication about these animal research activities with the news media and public at large. On the national level, Dr. Ngai is actively engaged in the U.S. BRAIN Initiative to develop and leverage new technologies for studying the human brain in health and disease.
Sessions as a Speaker
- Marriott Marquis: Salon 8