RU L. Bryan

Ru L. Bryan


  • PhD.

Current Position(s): 

  • Research Health Science Specialist, VASDHS

  • Professor, Div. of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Dept. of Medicine, UCSD

Personal Statement: 

Dr. Ru Bryan, Ph.D. is nvestigating molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis of osteoarthritis and gouty inflammation with a focus on innate immunity, immune-metabolism and cell signaling. His lab is currently exploring the potential of modulating activity of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), a nutritional and metabolic energy sensor, as a therapeutic strategy for osteoarthritis and gout.

Professional History:

  • Research Health Science Specialist, VASDHS, 2014-Present

  • Research Scientist, VMRF, 1997-Present

  • Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSD, 2016-Present

  • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSD, 2010-2016

  • Associate Project Scientist, Department of Medicine, UCSD, 2007-2010

  • Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Medicine, UCSD, 1999-2007


  • Post-doctoral training in molecular and cell biology, Burnham Institute, La Jolla, 1995-1997

  • Post-doctoral training, in molecular and cell biology, University of Cambridge, UK, 1992-1995

  • Ph.D, molecular biology/biochemistry, Imperial College of London, UK, 1991


  • Medicine Education and Research Foundation Scholarship, School of Medicine, UCSD, 2000-2002


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