Ryan Nguyen

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Ryan graduated from Lewis and Clark College in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. Under the guidance of Dr. Casey Jones, he developed electrochemical methods and gas-phase deposition reactions to design bare-metal stents covalently coated with cardioprotective small molecules. He also utilized analytical techniques such as Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy and wetting contact-angle goniometry to characterize the covalently modified stents prior to in vitro testing. Drawn to the field of bioanalytical chemistry, Ryan decided to pursue additional training at the National Cancer Institute after graduating. During his two years as a post-baccalaureate fellow in the Figg Laboratory, he developed LC-MS and ELISA-based assays for clinical pharmacokinetic studies involving standard-of-care and investigational anticancer agents. This work led Ryan to the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and the Xu Lab in 2021, where he will apply high-throughput LC-IM-MS methods and in vitro metabolite generation systems to expand the scope of human exposome studies.