A number of research projects are available for students interested in earning a Masters Degree
in the Ryals Lab. If you have considered pursuing a graduate degree in Biology with an emphasis
in cell biology/biochemistry I invite you to drop by (Rm. 71 Bldg. 58) or email (email@example.com) to
chat with me about the opportunities.
Research in the lab centers around the following general areas:
1. The biological and biochemical significance of inositol isomers and phosphatidylinositols (particularly
scyllo-inositol and phosphatidyl-scyllo-inositol).
2. The molecular basis of "differentiation" in polymorphic Tetrahymena.
Major Equipment Housed in the Lab Includes:
Refrigerated Superspeed Centrifuge
Shimadzu Gas Chromatograph w/ Agilent Integrator
High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph w/ Agilent Integrator and UV/Vis Detector
Vertical and Horizontal Electrophoresis Systems w/ 2 Multi-Outlet Power Supplies
Analytical and Top Loading Balances
Sonicator w/ Microprobe
Phase Contrast Microscope w/ Digital Imaging Capability
Rotory Evaporator, pH Meter, Conductivity Meter, Barnstead Nano-Pure Water Purification System, High Temperature Sand Bath,
Water Bath, Cryo-Cool Chiller, and Specialty Glassware for Lipid Extraction, Storage, and Analysis.