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Dr. Ryan C Smith

Dr. Ryan C Smith

Position
  • Assistant Professor
Ryan received his BS in Biology from the University of California -Riverside in 2002. During this time, he became interested in mosquito transgenesis and decided to stay at UCR for his graduate degree to work with Peter Atkinson, completing his Ph.D. in 2007. After a brief postdoc in his Ph.D. lab, Ryan moved to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to study mosquito immunity under the supervision of Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena. Starting at Iowa State in 2015, Ryan has implemented an interdisciplinary approach to examine mosquito immunity and mosquito-borne disease transmission.

Area of Expertise: Insect molecular biology, Innate immunity, Mosquito-borne disease

Contact Info

442 Science II
2310 Pammel Dr
Ames
,
IA
50011-1031

Education

  • Post-doctoral fellow, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Ph.D., Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology, University of California- Riverside, 2007
  • B.S., Biology, University of California- Riverside, 2002