P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Sze-Ling Ng, 2006

Scientific Leader, GlaxoSmithKline

Sze-Ling Ng is an immigrant from China

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a PhD in Biology at Harvard University

SZE-LING NG is currently a scientific leader at GlaxoSmithKline, working in Immunology drug discovery and development.

She trained as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University, studying regulatory T cells in the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis.

Sze-Ling received her Ph.D. from the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University. As a graduate student, she studied the role of IKKe in JAK/STAT signaling during the antiviral immune response. Sze-Ling received two BS degrees in Biochemistry and Physiology from Michigan State University, and graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA from the Honors College.

Sze-Ling has published in multiple high impact journals such as PNAS, Science, and Molecular Cell. She is the recipient of a National Multiple Sclerosis Society Post-doctoral Fellowship, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Bok Center Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Featherstone Prize, and Michigan State University Board of Trustees Award.

Sze-Ling aspires to conduct research that will benefit society, and to encourage youth to pursue a higher education and science-related careers. She has taught various students, led several organizations, and performed service work.

  • PhD Biology | Harvard University 2010
  • BS Physiology | Michigan State University 2005
  • BS Biochemistry & Molecular Biology | Michigan State University 2005
Work History
  • GlaxoSmithKline, Scientific Leader
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