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Ryan Flynn, MD, PhD Accepts Position in the Stem Cell Program at Boston Children’s Hospital

June 18, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Ryan Flynn, MD, PhD will become the newest Principal Investigator in the Stem Cell Program and the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Boston Children’s Hospital. He will be appointed Assistant Professor in the Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Department at Harvard University and the Pediatrics Department at Harvard Medical School.

Ryan is currently a Damon Runyon postdoctoral fellow in Carolyn Bertozzi’s lab in the Department of Chemistry at Stanford University. He completed his MD/PhD training at Stanford under the mentorship of Howard Chang. Ryan will be returning to Boston, where he earned his undergraduate degree from MIT under the mentorship of Phil Sharp, a Nobel Laureate and leader in the RNA field.

Ryan’s research concentrates on understanding the biology of RNA with a focus on human disease. His current program focuses on RNA glycosylation and stem cells. Ryan was recently awarded the Career Award for Medical Scientists (CAMS) from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. Beyond his strong focus on research, Ryan is committed to mentoring and training the next generation of young scientists.

“The Program is very excited to have Ryan as part of our community,” Dr. Len Zon, Director of the Stem Cell Program, says. “Ryan brings amazing scientific insights, energy, and enthusiasm to bridge the fields of RNA biology and stem cell research.”

Ryan is a rising star, a future leader in the field and a source of inspiration for students and colleagues alike.

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