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ryan doan 2012

Ryan Doan, a PhD student in Genetics and research assistant to Dr. Scott Dindot in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, received multiple honors this year as one of the recipients of the 2012 Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM). Doan also received an invitation to join a human genetics laboratory at Harvard University to perform research related to developmental disorders of the brain. He will join the lab after graduation with his PhD in Genetics in summer 2013 or after completion of the Clinical Molecular Genetics Training Program at the Harvard Medical School.

Upon his arrival at the CVM and Texas A&M University, Doan began working with his current advisor, Assistant Professor Dr. Scott Dindot, investigating the genomic basis of disease and traits in domestic animals through next generation sequencing and array comparative genomic hybridization. He shares, "I've been involved in many different projects utilizing the newest genomic techniques that are widely used in human research. My experiences in Dr. Dindot's laboratory allowed me to become a strong candidate for a human genomics lab."

Eventually, Doan would like to establish his own lab conducting both human disease research and clinical diagnostic testing.