Congratulations to CSBL undergraduate researcher, Ryland Mortlock, for completing his degree in Chemical Engineering! Ryland has worked in the CSBL for the past two years, significantly contributing to our work to model the signaling pathways that mediate pancreatic beta cell proliferation. This work is a collaborative project with Dr. Senta Georgia from the USC Keck School of Medicine
His work has been recognized in many ways, including poster awards for his work at the USC Undergraduate Research Symposium in April 2018, the Annual Meeting for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in October 2018, and the Mork Family Department Research Symposium in November 2018. Moreover. Ryland was awarded a Provost’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship to support his work in the lab this semester.
Ryland also won the Undergraduate Outstanding Research Award from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. He was presented with the award by Dean Yannis Yortsos. Ryland was also recognized by the USC AIChE chapter.
Ryland also received a university-wide distinction, winning a 2019 Discovery Scholar Prize.
We are extremely proud of Ryland and all he has accomplished! We wish him the best as he wraps up his time at USC and in the lab before moving to Maryland to pursue the Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) at the National Institutes of Health.