Ryan holds a Ph.D. in biomedical science from the University of Central Florida. As a professional writer (registered with the Professional Writers Association of Canada), Ryan works with Canadian academics to prepare peer-reviewed manuscripts, as well as travel, salary, operating, and equipment grants from NSERC, CIHR, ORF, and non-governmental agencies. Ryan also works with private corporations and service providers (e.g., consulting firms) to prepare Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit claims and business development grants for multiple agencies and streams, including the Yves Landry Foundation, CanExport, SWODF, and EMA (among others).
Prior to beginning as an independent contractor, Ryan was a consultant and technical writer for a boutique consulting firm. There, he worked with multiple clients to outline, draft, and submit business development grants. He also prepared due diligence and reconciliation documentation throughout the life of such grants. As a technical writer, Ryan also prepared SR&ED tax claims to assist clients in receiving investment tax credits.
During Ryan's 10 years of experience as an academic life sciences researcher, he composed technical reports for the United States Department of Justice and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). He wrote multiple successful funding applications for governmental and non-governmental agencies, including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), NSERC, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and McMaster University. Those applications generated over $300,000 for research and operational expenses. Given his successes, Ryan also received multiple renewal and travel grants. Additionally, as an academic researcher, he gained extensive experience writing, editing, and publishing peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, and collaborated routinely with academic and industry partners.