Jennifer J. Ryan, ND, MS

Jennifer J. Ryan, ND, MS

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Phone: 503.552.1744

Dr. Ryan earned her BS in biology from the University of New Hampshire in 2001 (summa cum laude), her ND in 2012 (honors in research), and MS in Integrative Medicine Research in 2013 from NCNM. She was the recipient of several scholarships at NCNM including the Marjorie A. Gage Research Scholarship and the Carlson Labs scholarship. Dr. Ryan conducted a study to examine the effect of a probiotic supplement on cardiovascular biomarkers and immunologic markers in hypercholesterolemic adults for her MS thesis project. She recently presented this research at the AANP national convention.

Before studying natural medicine, Dr. Ryan worked in quality control at Beckman Coulter Genomics, a high-throughput DNA sequencing facility. She also conducted several years of NIH-funded research at Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute. She has co-authored publications in Molecular Biology of the Cell, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Chemical Biology & Drug Design, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).



  • Effect of the Probiotic Saccharomyces boulardii on Lipid Levels and Additional Cardiovascular Biomarkers
  • Female Fertility Study


Binding properties of the C-terminal domain of VIAF.

The endocytic adaptor protein ARH associates with motor and centrosomal proteins and is involved in centrosome assembly and cytokinesis.

Development of molecular probes for second-site screening and design of protein tyrosine phosphatase inhibitors.

Cell junction-associated proteins IQGAP1, MAGI-2, CASK, spectrins, and alpha-actinin are components of the nephrin multiprotein complex.

Global analyses of sumoylated proteins in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Induction of protein sumoylation by cellular stresses.