Richard Ransom, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Scientist Richard received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Purdue University in 1991, and did postdoctoral work at the University of California, Riverside, and Michigan State University on fungal host-selective, cyclic-peptide toxins. He has held faculty positions at the University of Michigan and at The Ohio State University prior to joining the Smrcka lab in 2017. His previous areas of interest include fungal plant pathology, cyclic peptide toxins, kidney glomerular disease, and the mechanism of action of glucocorticoid therapies. His studied the signaling mechanisms regulated by phospholipase C.