Ryan Melnyk

Ryan Melnyk

Plant and Microbial Biology, Ph.D candidate

Ryan’s research focuses on bacterial reduction of perchlorate, a toxic compound found in drinking water. His work integrates comparative genomics, genetics, and biochemistry in an effort to uncover how this metabolism functions, how it is regulated, and how perchlorate reducers deal with the reactive intermediates that are produced. A deeper understanding of these concepts may enable the design of more effective biological systems for perchlorate removal.

* Also awarded a Philomathia fellowship in 2013-2014

  • UC Berkeley