Professor Ryan C. Bailey

Ryan is the Robert A. Gregg Professor of Chemistry, having begun his position in 2016. Prior to joining the faculty at Michigan, he was a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign beginning in 2006. Ryan received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Eastern Illinois University in 1999. He then went on Northwestern University, obtaining his Ph.D. in 2004 working in Joseph Hupp's lab. He then went onto a joint post-doctoral fellowship at the California Institute of Technology and the Institute for Systems Biology. Motivated by practical challenges associated with performing multiparameter biological analysis, Ryan leads his group to develop several powerful analysis tools that will be applicable in clinical settings and beyond. His goal is to facilitate personalized diagnosis and individualized treatment by providing a more detailed picture of the biomolecular signatures of disease from a single patient. On account of their simplicity, scalability, and molecular generality, the tools developed in his lab have broad applicability to many aspects of clinical and pharmaceutical research as well as fundamental biological studies.


2004–2006 Post-doctoral fellow, California Institute of Technology (J. Heath) and Institute for Systems Biology (L. Hood) 
2004 Ph.D. Northwestern University (J. Hupp)
1999 B.S. Eastern Illinois University

Selected Awards

Defense Science Study Group, 2014-2015
Pittcon Achievement Award, 2015
Arthur F. Findeis Award, 2013
Helen Corley Petit Scholar, 2012-2013
MIT Technology Review TR35, 2012
Research Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 2011
Outstanding Young Alumnus, Eastern Illinois University, 2009
National Institutes of Health Director's New Innovator Award, 2007