Prof Ryan Lister

Lab head, The University of Western Australia
Professor Ryan Lister

Ryan Lister leads a research group investigating the epigenome and cell identity, at the University of Western Australia and the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. After receiving his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Western Australia in 2005, Ryan undertook postdoctoral studies at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California, USA, where he developed and applied new genomics techniques to map the epigenome and transcriptome. Having returned to the University of Western Australia in 2012, Ryan’s laboratory is focused upon understanding the role of the epigenome in regulating cell identity, and developing molecular tools to manipulate the epigenome and gene activity to control cell functions.