In Oct 2015, Ryan Thys’ work on “DNA Replication dynamics of the GGGGCC repeat of C9orf72” is published in J. Biol. Chem., 290:28953-28962, to understand the expansion of a GGGGCC repeat located at C9orf72 and associated with familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia.
In September 2015, Dr. Wang’s RET/PTC rearrangements RO1 grant got renewed by NCI for four more years.
In May 2015, Ryan Thys successfully defended his dissertation on “DNA Secondary Structure in Human Disease and Gene Regulations”.
In January of 2015, Ryan Thys was awarded Best Poster award at the 8th International Conference on Unstable Microsatellites in Human Disease at Guanacaste, Costa Rica.