Ryan Tasseff born in Boulder Colorado June 17th 1982. Grew up in Ormond Beach Florida. Graduated with honors in 2006 from the University of Florida with a BS in Chemical Engineering specializing in molecular dynamics of lipid bilayers. Spent time working with or consulting for Dow Chemical Company, Progress Energy and General Electric with a focus on computational modeling of unit operations and processes. Currently enrolled as a PhD candidate at Cornell University. Research focus is computational modeling of large scale protein interaction networks involved in proliferation and differentiation.