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Ronan Talty, PhD

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Ronan Talty, PhD


Dr. Talty is an MD/PhD student at Yale School of Medicine. Prior to medical school, he graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern University with a degree in behavioral neuroscience. There, he completed research projects on pathological neural network activation in seizures, the impact of charged particle radiation on cognitive function, and the ability of estrogen to modulate dopamine action in the brain and affect memory for traumatic events, and received multiple conference awards, research fellowships, and university honors.

During medical school, Dr. Talty developed a passion for cancer biology and earned his PhD studying melanoma under the mentorship of Dr. Marcus Bosenberg. His thesis research focused on ferroptosis, a novel form of regulated cell death. He investigated the role of ferroptosis in endogenous and immunotherapy-induced antitumor immunity, pharmacologic strategies to enhance intratumoral ferroptosis and immunotherapy responses, and the impact of mutations in oncogenes such as BRAF, NRAS, and KRAS on ferroptosis sensitivity. He has delivered oral presentations on his work to international audiences at the Society for Melanoma Research and American Association for Cancer Research annual meetings. His research is supported by an NRSA F30 predoctoral fellowship from the National Cancer Institute and a medical student grant from the American Skin Association

Dr. Talty maintains a broad interest in tumor immunology and metabolism. His clinical interests include dermatology, inflammatory skin disorders, and melanoma and other skin cancers, and he is applying to dermatology residency programs this year.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Yale School of Medicine, Experimental Pathology (2023)
  • BS
    Northeastern University, Behavioral Neuroscience (2017)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
La Roche-Posay Medical Student Grant Targeting Melanoma and Skin CancerAmerican Skin Association2023
Distinguished Medical Student AwardCollege of American Pathologists2023
Society of '67 Kinney Scholars AwardAssociation of Pathology Chairs2023
Research Excellence Award in Translational ResearchYale Cancer Center2022
National Research Service Award F30 FellowshipNational Cancer Institute2021
Russell A. Hibbs Best Clinical Research Paper AwardScoliosis Research Society2019