Our Research

Our multi-disciplinary lab investigates a diverse array of topics.


Objective: Determine the effect disturbed flow, such as that observed in atherosclerosis prone areas, has on the composition of the glycocalyx.

Glycocalyx in Cancer Metastasis

Objective: Determine the role that healthy glycocalyx has in preventing metastasis of cancerous cells.

Targeted nanoparticle drug delivery

Objective: Utilize the negative charge of the endothelial glycocalyx for targeted drug delivery.


Objective: Use high resolution imaging techniques to discover the organization of glycocalyx components.

Glycocalyx and Inflammation

Objective: Determine the effect the glycocalyx has on the attachment and subsequent uptake of oxidized LDLs.


Our lab consists of both undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of backgrounds. More information on the current and past members of the Ebong lab can be found by clicking the "Group Members" link at the top of the page.
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Eno Ebong

Principal Investigator
Professor Eno Ebong is an Assistant Faculty in Chemical Engineering and an Affiliated Faculty of Bioengineering at Northeastern University.
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Ming Cheng

Graduate Student
Ming is a 4th year PhD student who is conducting his thesis on glycocalyx-targeted nanoparticle drug delivery.
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Solomon Mensah

Graduate Student
Solomon is a 3rd year PhD student conducting research on the relationship between the glycocalyx and cell-cell interactions.
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Ian Harding

Graduate Student
Ian is a 2nd year PhD student currently focusing his efforts on determining the effects of the glycocalyx on endothelial homeostasis.
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Ron Mitra

Graduate Student
Ron is a 1st year Master’s Student researching the therapeutic potential of the endothelial glycocalyx in atherosclerosis prevention

Recent News and Publications

Additional Publications can be found through the link at the top of the page.