Sang Ging Ong, PhD (PI)
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine
Dr. Ong is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine – Chicago. He also holds a co-appointment in the Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine. Dr. Ong obtained his BS from the University Technology of Malaysia, MRes from the University of Manchester, PhD from the University College London and postdoc training in the laboratory of Prof. Joseph Wu at Stanford University. Using rodent models and iPSC technology, his research seeks to understand the molecular and biological mechanisms underlying various cardiovascular diseases with a focus of mitochondrial biology. Additional research areas include cardioprotection strategies against ischemic damage including cell & gene therapy, microRNAs, and exosomes. He was previously a recipient of an AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship and Scientist Development Grant, and currently holds an NIH K99/R00 award.
Jordan Walls Newson
Jordan Newson receives his BS in Biology from Albion College. Before joining the Ong lab, he worked in the field of translational medicine involving the creation of a new porcine derived cellular model of hepatocellular carcinoma with the Oncopig. He plans to pursue a PhD in Pharmacology.