Dr. Ryan C Smith

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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 stick around UCR 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. When not in the office, he is busy wrangling two unruly children.

Area of Expertise: 
Insect molecular biology
Innate immunity
Mosquito-borne disease
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
Contact
515-294-8828
Department of Entomology, 442 Science II
Ames
Iowa
50011-