August 18, 2021

Ryan Insolera, Ph.D., joins Department of Ophthalmology, Visual and Anatomical Sciences

Ryan Insolera, Ph.D., has joined the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology, Visual and Anatomical Sciences as an assistant professor.

Dr. Insolera’s research interests include the mechanisms of mitochondrial degradation in neurons in vivo, aberrant mitochondrial cell biology associated with neurodegenerative diseases, and neuron-glia interactions in the context of disease and aging.

Ryan Insolera, Ph.D.

He received his bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan in 2007 and his doctoral degree, also in Neuroscience, from Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Science, in New York, in 2014.

Before joining the School of Medicine, Dr. Insolera served as a research fellow in the Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Department at the University of Michigan, a graduate student at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and an undergraduate research assistant in the U-M Department of Neurology.

A member of the American Society for Cell Biology, he has received the National Institutes of Health Pathway to Independence Award, the National Ataxia Foundation Young Investigator Award and the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award. In 2017 he received the Outstanding Postdoc Award from the University of Michigan Postdoc Association for his excellence in mentorship, teaching, leadership, research and service.

Visit here for more on Dr. Insolera’s research.

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