St. Bonaventure University

Faculty


Ryan, Sean P.

sean-ryan

ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT
Biology
ACADEMIC SCHOOL
School of Arts and Sciences

TITLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Assistant Professor, Biology
CONTACT
Office phone: (716) 375-2335
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OFFICE
De La Roche 220 A
COURSES TAUGHT
  • BIO 105. Biological Science I
  • BIO 292. Cell Biology
  • BIOL 293. Genetics and Cell Biology Laboratory
  • BIOL 371. Biochemistry Laboratory
ACADEMIC DEGREES
  • Ph.D., Molecular Virology, Case Western Reserve University, 2010.
  • B.A., Biology and Chemistry, West Virginia University, 2003.
OTHER EDUCATION
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, College of William and Mary, 2014–2016.
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University, 2010–2014.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Publications

  • Alvers, A. L., Ryan, S., Scherz, P. J., Huisken, J., & Bagnat, M. (2014). Single continuous lumen formation in the zebrafish gut is mediated by smoothened-dependent tissue remodeling. Development, 141(5), 1110-1119.
  • Ryan, S., Willer, J., Marjoram, L., Bagwell, J., Mankiewicz, J., Leshchiner, I., & Katsanis, N. (2013). Rapid identification of kidney cyst mutations by whole exome sequencing in zebrafish. Development, 140(21), 4445-4451.
  • Cotton, C. U., Hobert, M. E., Ryan, S., & Carlin, C. R. (2013). Basolateral EGF receptor sorting regulated by functionally distinct mechanisms in renal epithelial cells. Traffic, 14(3), 337-354.
  • Ryan, S., Verghese, S., Cianciola, N. L., Cotton, C. U., & Carlin, C. R. (2010). Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease epithelial cell model reveals multiple basolateral epidermal growth factor receptor sorting pathways. Molecular biology of the cell, 21(15), 2732-2745.
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS/PROJECTS
I am interested in how chemicals produced during petroleum and natural gas harvesting and processing can affect cellular differentiation and development.  I use zebrafish as a model for how these environmental factors can influence early development.
PERSONAL INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
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