Tatfong Ng, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

Tatfong Ng
72 E. Concord St Instructional (L)


Dr. Tat Fong Ng is a Research Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology. Dr. Ng received his PhD in Anatomy from the University of Hong Kong. He is passionate about translational research that improves the concepts or the products that can help improve human health. He has a long track record of managing a state of the art laboratory with focus on both in vitro and in vivo research including histopathology, development of biomaterials and medical devices, biomarker and in vivo model development. He has a very collaborative and sharing nature, and always interested and flexible to learn new technologies and methods, and adapts fast to new environments and projects.

Immunology, ophthalmology, immunoassays, micro-surgeries, surgeries, dissections, retinal transplantation, transplantation into the kidney capsule, cells injection, immunohistochemistry, confocal imaging, fluorescent imaging, histomorphometry, histopathology, histology including paraffin sectioning, frozen sectioning, plastic sectioning, cell culture, PCR, western blot, electrophoresis.


  • University of Hong Kong, PhD
  • University of Hong Kong, MPhil
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong, BS


  • Published on 2/20/2022

    Ng TF, Dawit K, Taylor AW. Melanocortin receptor agonists suppress experimental autoimmune uveitis. Exp Eye Res. 2022 May; 218:108986. PMID: 35196505.

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  • Published on 8/13/2021

    Taylor AW, Hsu S, Ng TF. The Role of Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells in Regulation of Macrophages/Microglial Cells in Retinal Immunobiology. Front Immunol. 2021; 12:724601. PMID: 34484232.

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  • Published on 5/13/2021

    Sanjiv N, Osathanugrah P, Fraser E, Ng TF, Taylor AW. Extracellular Soluble Membranes from Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells Mediate Apoptosis in Macrophages. Cells. 2021 05 13; 10(5). PMID: 34068205.

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  • Published on 2/22/2021

    Ng TF, Manhapra A, Cluckey D, Choe Y, Vajram S, Taylor AW. Melanocortin 5 Receptor Expression and Recovery of Ocular Immune Privilege after Uveitis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2021 Feb 22; 1-11. PMID: 33617397.

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  • Published on 11/1/2018

    Benque IJ, Xia P, Shannon R, Ng TF, Taylor AW. The Neuropeptides of Ocular Immune Privilege, a-MSH and NPY, Suppress Phagosome Maturation in Macrophages. Immunohorizons. 2018 Nov; 2(10):314-323. PMID: 30613828.

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  • Published on 2/12/2018

    Taylor AW, Ng TF. Negative regulators that mediate ocular immune privilege. J Leukoc Biol. 2018 Feb 12. PMID: 29431864.

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  • Published on 2/1/2017

    Wang E, Choe Y, Ng TF, Taylor AW. Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells Suppress Phagolysosome Activation in Macrophages. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017 Feb 01; 58(2):1266-1273. PMID: 28241314.

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  • Published on 6/1/2013

    Duggan M, Rago A, Sharma U, Zugates G, Freyman T, Busold R, Caulkins J, Pham Q, Chang Y, Mejaddam A, Beagle J, Velmahos G, deMoya M, Zukerberg L, Ng TF, King DR. Self-expanding polyurethane polymer improves survival in a model of noncompressible massive abdominal hemorrhage. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Jun; 74(6):1462-7. PMID: 23694873.

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  • Published on 8/8/2010

    Zamiri P, Kuang Y, Sharma U, Ng TF, Busold RH, Rago AP, Core LA, Palasis M. The biocompatibility of rapidly degrading polymeric stents in porcine carotid arteries. Biomaterials. 2010 Nov; 31(31):7847-55. PMID: 20696471.

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  • Published on 6/3/2009

    Ng TF, Turpie B, Masli S. Thrombospondin-1-mediated regulation of microglia activation after retinal injury. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2009 Nov; 50(11):5472-8. PMID: 19494207.

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