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Ryland Mortlock

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Ryland Mortlock


Ryland is a second year MD-PhD student pursuing his PhD in Genetics. Prior to coming to Yale, Ryland completed a two-year Postbaccalaureate Research Fellowship at the NIH where he applied computational methods to study hematopoietic stem cell and natural killer cell biology in the laboratory of Cynthia Dunbar. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California in 2019 with a degree in Chemical Engineering and was awarded the Viterbi School of Engineering Outstanding Research Award. Ryland conducted research on computational systems biology at USC in the laboratory of Stacey Finley and through a summer internship at MIT with Doug Lauffenburger. Outside of the classroom, he enjoys volunteering at HAVEN free clinic, playing basketball, and spending time with friends.

Education & Training

  • Postbaccalaureate Research Fellowship
    National Heart Lung Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health (2021)
  • BS
    University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering, Chemical Engineering (Biochemical Emphasis) (2019)

Professional Service

Yale Journal of Biology and MedicineEditorial Board Member2019 - Present