Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Dr Ben Ryan

 Ben Ryan

Dr Ben Ryan BA(Mod), BSc(Pharm), PgDip(Stats), PgDip(QI), PgDip(Health Prof Ed), MPharm, PhD, MPSI
Lecturer in Pharmacology
Tel : +353 1 402 2727

Ben Ryan is a graduate in Pharmacy from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Previously, he was awarded a BA(Mod) Biochemistry from Trinity College Dublin and subsequently a PhD in Neuropharmacology investigating the effects of stress on synaptic plasticity in vivo. He was appointed as a Research Lecturer in the School of Pharmacy in 2010, focusing on the development and commercialisation of novel drug delivery technologies and as Lecturer in Pharmacology in 2011.

Research Interests
Synaptic Plasticity
Learning & Memory
Animal models of Stress & Depression
Behavioural Neuroscience
Drug Delivery to the CNS
In-vivo evaluation of novel drug delivery technologies

Pabari, RM, Ryan, B et al. (2013) Physical and structural stability of the monoclonal antibody, trastuzumab (Herceptin®), intravenous solutions. Curr Pharm Biotechnol. 14(2):220-225.

Pabari RM, Ryan B, McCarthy C, Ramtoola Z. 2011. Effect of Microencapsulation Shear Stress on the Structural Integrity and Biological Activity of a Model Monoclonal Antibody, Trastuzumab Pharmaceutics, 3(3): 510-524.

Ryan BK, Vollmayr B, Klyubin I, Gass P, Rowan MJ. 2010. Persistent inhibition of hippocampal long-term potentiation in vivo by learned helplessness stress. Hippocampus, 20(6):758-767.

Ryan B, Musazzi L, Mallei A, Tardito D, Gruber SH, El Khoury A, Anwyl R, Racagni G, Mathé AA, Rowan MJ, Popoli M. 2009. Remodelling by early-life stress of NMDA receptor-dependent synaptic plasticity in a gene-environment rat model of depression. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol., 12(4):553-559.

Ryan BK, Anwyl R, Rowan MJ. 2008. 5-HT2 receptor-mediated reversal of the inhibition of hippocampal long-term potentiation by acute inescapable stress. Neuropharmacology, 55(2):175-182