Ryan L. Baker

Graduate Student - ABBS
LSL 540D

Ryan Baker graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science with a concentration in Biotechnology in May of 2022. During his undergraduate career Ryan’s contributions to research led him to being published as a co-author on a research paper titled “Neutralizing Antibodies and Cytokines in Breast Milk After Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) mRNA Vaccination”. This research has also led him to receive the 2022 UMass Amherst Rising Researcher Award https://www.umass.edu/gateway/article/illuminating-role-breast-milk-covi...

Ryan has also been labeled as a co-author once again in a recently submitted manuscript. After graduation Ryan was accepted into the Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Science accelerated Master’s degree program here at UMass. He currently works in both the Arcaro and Osborne labs studying the humoral immune response to SARS-CoV-2 and variants of concern in various human biological samples via enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) and cell-based neutralization assays. He is also working to develop a new 293T cell line as well as a new neutralization assay for saliva samples. Ryan plans to graduate with his Master’s degree in May of 2023, and once graduated he plans to work in the Boston area for a biotechnology company focused on immunology.

Narayanaswamy V, Pentecost BT, Schoen CN, Alfandari D, Schneider SS, Baker R, Arcaro KF.  2021.  "Neutralizing Antibodies and Cytokines in Breast Milk After Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) mRNA Vaccination." Obstetrics & Gynecology. 139:181–191.