The Ishaq Lab welcomes grad student Ryan Wijayanayake!

The Ishaq Lab is pleased to welcome Ryan Wijayanayake as a Master’s of Professional Studies student in Animal Science, who joined the lab in January 2023!

Ryan has a background in research from his undergraduate program at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, and as a research assistant at Tenza, a biotechnology company in Boston. In addition, he has a background in robotics and robotics competitions.

He is joining ‘Team Broccoli‘ to investigate the 806 bacteria we isolated from the digestive tracts of mice eating a broccoli sprout diet, in a previous experiment on broccoli sprouts, microbes, and resolving colitis.

In addition, Ryan has been helping ‘Team Scallop’, including helping organize culturing work for the undergraduate research crew.

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