Ryan L. Baker

Graduate Student - ABBS
Former PI: 

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 helped in the study of immune responses in lactating mothers after SARS-CoV-2 exposures, and his contributions to this research resulted in two co-authored publications as well as being awarded the 2022 UMass Amherst Rising Researcher Award https://www.umass.edu/gateway/article/illuminating-role-breast-milk-covi...

After graduation Ryan was accepted into the Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Science accelerated Master’s degree program here at UMass. Over the 2022-2023 year, Ryan has worked in both the Arcaro and Osborne labs studying the humoral immune response to SARS-CoV-2 following the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 bivalent mRNA vaccines. Currently, Ryan is in the final stages of organizing data for publication on this research. Ryan plans to graduate with his Master’s degree in September 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.

Narayanaswamy, V., Pentecost, B. T., Telfer, J. C., Burnside, A. S., Schneider, S. S., Alfandari, D., Baker, R. L., Saiju, A., Nodiff, S., & Arcaro, K. F. (2022). Durable antibody and effector memory T cell responses in breastmilk from women with SARS-COV-2. Frontiers in Immunology, 13. https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2022.985226