Ryan holds a Ph.D. in biomedical science from the University of Central Florida, and is a professional freelance writer (registered with the Professional Writers Association of Canada), editor, and consultant for academics and healthcare professionals. Prior to beginning his academic/medical writing career, Ryan was an academic life sciences researcher for over 10 years where he performed research for the discovery and development of new antimicrobials. Ryan has received multiple awards from the United States Department of Justice, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and McMaster University. As a professional writer, Ryan routinely collaborates with academic and industry partners to prepare grant applications (academic and business development), manuscripts, and other communications. You can find more information about Ryan at www.ryanlamers.com.