Ryan Ard

Ryan Ard


Primary fields of research

Genetics, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Genomics

Current research

Organisms must respond favourably to changing environments. Solutions to these challenges are instructed in genomic DNA. Curiously, large sections of DNA in diverse organisms ranging from yeast to plants and animals do not actually code for protein. The biological significance of all this non-coding DNA is unclear and the subject of ongoing debate.

My research at the University of Copenhagen dissected the molecular mechanisms governing gene and isoform regulation by pervasive transcription in plants exposed to environmental stress.


Teaching assistant for "Experimental Molecular Biology", University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Former Teaching assistant for "The Dynamic Cell" and "Molecules, Genes, and Cells" at the University of Edinburgh, UK as well as "Genetics" and "Intro. to Molecular Biology" at the University of Windsor, Canada.

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