Ryan Swanson

Graduate Student, Division of Biological Sciences

Ryan is a first year PhD student currently working on gene editing platforms in Maize. During his time as an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, he conducted research on virus-mediated gene regulation in plants. Following his graduation, and before coming to Columbia, Ryan worked as a lab technician assisting with the development of viral-mediated gene editing methods. Following his PhD, he hopes to start a career in the plant biotech industry, with sustainable and environmentally conscious agriculture.

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