Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences
Elizabeth Ryan is an Associate Professor in the Radiation Cancer Biology and Oncology section of ERHS. Her research explores the complex interactions of food components with gut microbiota and the immune system. Her interests span both enteric disease and cancer control and prevention, with collaborators and translational application to the broader fields of microbiology, immunology, oncology, pediatrics, and nutrition. Ryan’s global health research program also includes developing innovative solutions to food systems that will enhance food security. The multi-platform research strategy for the research group covers molecular biology, laboratory animal models, companion animals, and human trials. She also holds joint appointments with the department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at CSU, the Colorado School of Public Health, and the University of Colorado Cancer Center.