Ryan Skaar

Graduate Research Assistant
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Ryan Skaar received his BA in Biochemistry and minor in Mathematics from Simpson College (Indianola, IA). His previous research focused on the development of self-assembling nano structures via DNA-patched nanocubes, leading to the formation of two startup companies, DNP123 and ExpresSeed. Currently, he is GRA and Madison & Lila Self Graduate Fellow in the Picking Lab Group at the University of Kansas. His project will be focused on T3SS sorting platform characterization to aid in vaccine and protein inhibitor development.

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