Ryan Williams, PhD
Ryan M. Williams, Ph.D. is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer (MSKCC) Center Molecular Pharmacology Program. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Virginia in 2008. In 2013, Dr. Williams earned a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences from West Virginia University. His work there, performed under the guidance of Prof. Letha Sooter, focused on the selection of molecular recognition elements for prostate cancer cells and environmental contaminants as well as the interaction of carbon nanotubes with biological systems. As a graduate student, Dr. Williams received an American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Pre‐Doctoral Fellowship in the Pharmaceutical Sciences and a NanoSAFE Graduate Fellowship. Following his graduate work, Dr. Williams joined the lab of his mentor, Dr. Daniel Heller. In collaboration with Dr. Douglas Levine at MSKCC, his current research focuses on the characterization and translation of a unique implantable nanosensor to detect ovarian cancer biomarkers at early stages of disease.