Ryan Jamiolkowski, MD, PhD

Ryan Jamiolkowski grew up in North Carolina and studied chemistry, physics, and Chinese at Harvard, where he wrote for the Harvard Political Review and ran one season of varsity cross country.  That was followed by a year researching cardiovascular tissue engineering and device development at Duke University.  He then attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned an MD and a PhD in bioengineering while studying the biophysics of the ribosome and motor proteins, as well as the nanofabrication of devices for single molecule imaging.  He also volunteered with the United Community Clinics in Philadelphia, competed in an Ironman triathlon and several marathons, and is a medical officer in the US Navy Reserve.  During the research years of residency, he is an NIH R25-funded postdoctoral fellow using electrophysiology and optogenetics to study hippocampal circuitry in cognition and epilepsy.  He enjoys spending time with his wife and sons.


2018-present : Neurosurgery Residency, Stanford University
2010-2018: M.D., University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
2012-2016:  Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
2005-2009:  A.B., Harvard University.  Graduated magna cum laude in Chemistry and Physics   

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Awards and Honors:

Tashia and John Morgridge Endowed Postdoctoral Fellow, Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (2022)
Cure LGS 365 Research Award, Lennox Gastaut Foundation (2022, Co-investigator)
R25 Research Education Grant from NINDS (2021)
Ramon Sifre Prize for Excellence in Diagnostic Medicine (2018)
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (2018)
Balduin-Lucke Memorial Prize (2015)
Ruth L. Kirschstein F30 National Research Service Award from NIAID (2014)
USA Biology Olympiad national finalist (2004)