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Jennifer Ryan, ND, MS

Research Investigator

Dr. Jennifer Ryan is an adjunct faculty member teaching in the MSiMR program, as well as a full-time investigator at NUNM. Her research projects have primarily focused on nutrition and dietary supplements that have digestive and cardiovascular health applications. Current projects involve botanicals, probiotics, prebiotics and the gut microbiome. While studying at NUNM as a student, she was the recipient of six scholarships — including the Marjorie A. Gage Research Scholarship.

Prior to her clinical training, Dr. Ryan was a basic science researcher at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and the University of California, San Diego, branch of Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research. She earned her BS in Biology from the University of New Hampshire in 2001 (summa cum laude). She has co-authored publications in Molecular Biology of the Cell, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Chemical Biology & Drug Design, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), and the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.