Ryan M. Williams

Assistant Professor

Main Affiliation

Biomedical Engineering

Additional Departments/Affiliated Programs

Grove School of Engineering

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Biosensors
  • Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Nanomedicine


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Ryan Williams

Ryan M. Williams

Training and Positions

B.A., Biology, University of Virginia, 2008

Ph.D., Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, West Virginia University, 2013

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Molecular Pharmacology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 2013 - 2019

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, The City College of New York, 2019 - Present


Research in the Williams Immune Nanomedicine Lab is focused on using nanomaterials to target and understand immune and inflammatory pathways in disease. Specifically, we design kidney-targeted polymeric nanoparticles as therapeutic tools for renal diseases. We also design implantable optical nanosensor devices as diagnostic tools for cancers and related diseases. We aim to translate these tools to the clinic and to use them to understand biological processes in disease.


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