core principal researcher
Dr. Kenneth Ng completed his Ph.D. in Structural Biology at Stanford University in California, USA. He completed his MSc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Calgary. Dr. Ng joined the University of Windsor in 2020 as a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, after 18 years as a faculty member at the University of Calgary.
Dr. Ng's research group primarily uses X-ray crystallography to define the three-dimensional shapes of protein complexes to shed light on the mechanisms underlying molecular processes important to living organisms. Structures often provide hints and suggest hypotheses for how changes in the primary sequences of proteins lead to changes in their functions. They test these ideas and hypotheses by creating site-directed mutants and comparing their binding and catalytic properties with the original protein. Their primary goal is to contribute towards understanding biomolecular structure and mechanism at the basic science level, while helping to make fundamental advances towards applications in biotechnology and medicine.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), WE-SPARK Igniting Discovery