Ryan Mayers is a current senior in the undergraduate Neurobiology program, where he currently conducts research as part of Dr. Nick Betley’s lab. On a longer scale, his academic interests lie within molecular biology – particularly genetics and epigenetics – and its interface with neurobiology and biotechnology. In PSDG, he currently serves as the Head of Operations.

His interest in science diplomacy began in 2013, when he first learned of the field while attending a AAAS panel on non-research careers in science. Since becoming involved with PSDG, he has taken a particular interest in developing research programs – particularly in biotechnology – and the role and shape of international collaborations in science in influencing relations between countries and improving research communities worldwide.


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