Ryan Williams is a third year undergraduate majoring in Neuroscience. His interest in developmental biology led him to the lab of Prashanth Rangan at the State University of New York at Albany in the summer of 2017, where he studied RNA helicases and quality control mechanisms in the female germline of Drosophila melanogaster. Since, 2015, he has also conducted research on gambling addiction at the UCLA Gambling Studies Program. Ryan is working with Dr. Eric Hayden in the Teplow lab on characterizing the reaction kinetics of Aβ42 fibril formation mediated by Aβ oligomer nuclei of different sizes.