Ryan A. Colyer


I'm a 36 year old physicist, back in my home state of Pennsylvania after a circuitous career path around the country. I have a background in physics and computer science, and my research interests primarily involve fluorescence microscopy, biophysics, and single-molecules.


I'm currently working as an Assistant Professor of Physics at Cabrini College. Prior to working there I held a software engineering position at a biotech startup, developing analysis and control software for a new ellipsometry imaging device. Before that I worked on a variety of research projects during a 3+ year postdoc in the Weiss Lab at UCLA. One of these involved the ongoing development of a widefield photon-counting lifetime imaging detector. Another consisted of developing a novel approach to high-throughput single-molecule spectroscopy. And a third involved the development of a new super-resolution approach called SOFI. More details about these are available on my research interests page.


My wife Claudia and I have a 7 year old son named Leo. He's a colorful and bright kid who loves computers, drawing, building things, and running really fast.