Ryan J. Weiss, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Faculty, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center

Dr. Ryan Weiss received his B.S. in chemistry in 2008 at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA. He then received his Ph.D. in chemistry in 2015 at the University of California, San Diego, under the supervision of Prof. Yitzhak Tor. He then moved to the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, where he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Jeffrey Esko’s group. Dr. Weiss will start his independent career as an assistant professor at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center at the University of Georgia starting in January 2021. His current research interests include drug discovery and using genomic tools to understand the regulation of glycosylation in human diseases.


Neil Patel

Research Technician, Lab Manager

Neil Patel earned his B.S. in Biology from the University of North Georgia in 2020. After acquiring his degree, he joined the Weiss Laboratory at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center to study the regulation of glycosaminoglycan biosynthesis in mammalian cells. Neil is very excited to contribute to a new and exciting field of research and plans to pursue graduate school in cellular biology.


We are hiring!

We are looking to add enthusiastic postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and undergraduates to our team! Please contact Professor Weiss for more details!

Our laboratory is committed to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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