Ryan Barnes

Graduate Student Reseacher
Postdoctoral Researcher

Contact Phone

(805) 893-2792

Office Location

PSBN 4623D


Ryan's research focuses on the interface between proteins and the surrounding hydration water in order to better understand how hydration water modifies the protein function. By quantifying the motion of the protein as well as the motion of the water, he aims to address the energetic coupling between a protein and its solvating hydration water.



  • 2008 - 2012: B.S., Chemistry, California State University - Chico.
  • 2012 - 2017: Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California - Santa Barbara (Advisor: Prof. Songi Han)