Dr. Amy Ryan
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
I am a neurobiologist by training, with specific interest in the cellular mechanisms of neurodegeneration. My Ph.D. project focused on the pathogenesis of Huntington’s disease and the involvement of the tumor suppressor protein, p53, in disease progression. During my postdoctoral training, I studied the role of DNA damage in Alzheimer’s disease and in normal brain aging. I am currently researching the deleterious effects of Huntington’s disease in peripheral tissues, such as the pancreas.