Rob Tryon is a second year graduate student in the Genetics Graduate Group. After graduating from the California Institute of Technology with a B.S. in biology, Rob spent two years characterizing nucleoside transporters from Trypanosoma brucei at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon before making his way to Davis, California. His focus is on animal genetics, particularly the development and use of genomic tools to improve the quality of animal health.
Rob enjoys spending time with his wife Ellen (currently a graduate student in Plant Biology at UC Davis) and their two dogs Gordon and Moseley. He enjoys cycling, taking road trips in search of good hikes, and has just recently begun rock climbing.