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 University. 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 an 8 year old son named Leo, and a 6 month old son named Niels. Leo is a colorful and bright kid who loves computers, drawing, building things, and running really fast. As of his first day, Niels likes to swoosh back and forth and drink milk (these preferences may change with time).