The Truong lab investigates the possibilities of our genomes by writing in synthetic DNA hundreds of kilobases at a time.


This capability will enable us to build sophisticated cellular programs —  arming our cells with functionalities to fight cancer, autoimmune disease, neurodegeneration, or age-related diseases.


We focus on the engineering of human and mouse pluripotent stem cells, the start of all other cells. We then coax

them into immune cells as living therapies or

tissue cells for regenerative medicine.

We aspire to codify the grammar

and language of cellular

communication and


Make better, safer and more accessible cell therapies and regenerative medicines. 

Inclusion, Respect, Understanding, Integrity, Impact, Innovation, Creativity, Wonder, Work-Life Balance 

Synthetic Cells and Genomes



Recent News

Open Positions

The Truong lab has immediate openings for Postdoctoral Fellows and PhD students. 

The Beginning!

The Truong lab will officially open on September 1st, 2021 at New York University Tandon School of Engineering. The lab will be located in the east medical corridor by the School of Medicine in Manhattan.


The Truong Lab has been awarded an NIH Director's New Innovator award (DP2) from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for 5 years.