Timothy Ryan, PhD, is a Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering/Cornell Tri-Institutional Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at Weill Cornell Medical College and a senior scholar at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Research Campus. He received his BSc with honors in physics at McGill University and his PhD in physics at Cornell University. He carried out postdoctoral work at Stanford University in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology. Dr. Ryan’s lab has pioneered the development and use of quantitative optical tools to interrogate nerve terminal function.
He was an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, a two-time recipient of the McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award, a recipient of the NINDS Javits Award and a recipient of the Siegel Family Award for Outstanding Biomedical Research. He has served on advisory boards, including the Board of Scientific Councilors of NINDS. He currently serves on the National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council.