Biochemistry and molecular genetics of plant and yeast secondary metabolism; research on improving undergraduate science education with a particular emphasis on improving outcomes for students from groups that are underrepresented in STEM.
Biochemistry and Cell Biology of Neuronal Development; Biochemistry of Neurodegenerative Diseases; Structure, Function and Regulation of the Microtubule Associated Protein, Tau; Cytoskeletal Regulation.
Graduate Student Max Wilson Lab
3171 Biological Sciences II
Ryan is interested in the biophysical mechanics that govern Wnt pathway signal transduction as well as how these signaling components contribute to cell fate, growth and proliferation decisions in development and adulthood.
Duggan Professor and Distinguished Professor
4130-I Biology II
Combination of molecular, genetic, and state-of-the-art imaging approaches to define and solve fundamental questions in cell and developmental biology with implications for neurodegenerative disease, ischemic diseases and cancer.
My research is focused on characterizing a gene regulatory network controlling the development of certain neuron subtypes. I am also particularly interested in stem cell-derived neurons and the development of synapses.