Dr. Lizzie Ngo is a Principal at Longwood Fund, where she is involved in creating and supporting portfolio companies. She was previously an Associate at Flagship Pioneering and was a co-founder of several Flagship ventures. Lizzie received her PhD from MIT in Biological Engineering under the supervision of Professors Leona Samson and Bevin Engelward. As part of her PhD research, Lizzie developed high-throughput assays for quantitation of DNA damage and repair and applied them to assess individuals’ cancer susceptibility. Lizzie’s graduate work resulted in publications in several peer-reviewed journals, a pending patent, and multiple awards from the Environmental Mutagenesis & Genomics Society and the MIT Center of Environmental Health Sciences. Prior to her doctorate, Lizzie received her B.A. in Genetics with a minor in Mathematics from Rutgers University, where she graduated summa cum laude and was named the top graduating student in her class.