Dr. Ryan Gawryluk

Dr. Ryan Gawryluk
Assistant Professor
Office: PCH 033a

Areas of research focus

  • Mitochondria
  • Diversity of unicellular eukaryotes (protists)
  • Comparative genomics and molecular evolution

I have broad interests in the diversity, metabolism, and evolution of eukaryotic cells. In my research, I use a wide phylogenetic scope – typically using single-celled eukaryotes (protists) – to infer large-scale evolutionary patterns. I employ a wide range of approaches, including biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and in silico evolutionary analyses.

Gawryluk Lab

  • Okamoto, N., Gawryluk, R., del Campo, J., Strassert, J., Lukeš, J., Richards, T., Worden, A., Santoro, A., and Keeling, P. (2018). Eupelagonema oceanica n. gen. and sp. and a revised diplonemid taxonomy. J Eukaryot Microbiol.
  • Gawryluk, R.M. (2018). Evolutionary Biology: A New Home for the Powerhouse? Curr Biol 28, R798-R800.
  • Gawryluk, R.M., del Campo, J., Okamoto, N., Strassert, J.F., Lukeš, J., Richards, T.A., Worden, A.Z., Santoro, A.E., and Keeling, P.J. (2016). Morphological identification and single-cell genomics of marine diplonemids. Curr Biol 26, 3053-3059.
  • Gawryluk, R.M., Kamikawa, R., Stairs, C.W., Silberman, J.D., Brown, M.W., and Roger, A.J. (2016). The earliest stages of mitochondrial adaptation to low oxygen revealed in a novel rhizarian. Curr Biol 26, 2729-2738.
  • Gawryluk, R.M.R., Eme, L., and Roger, A.J. (2015). Gene fusion, fission, lateral transfer, and loss: not-so-rare events in the evolution of eukaryotic ATP citrate lyase. Mol Phylogenet Evol 91, 12-16.
  • Gawryluk, R.M.R., Chisholm, K.A., Pinto, D.M., and Gray, M.W. (2014). Compositional complexity of the mitochondrial proteome of a unicellular eukaryote (Acanthamoeba castellanii, supergroup Amoebozoa) rivals that of animals, fungi, and plants. J Proteomics 109, 400-416.
  • Wideman, J.G., Gawryluk, R.M.R., Gray, M.W., and Dacks, J.B. (2013). The ancient and widespread nature of the ER-Mitochondria Encounter Structure. Mol Biol Evol 30, 2044-2049.
  • Leger, M.M., Gawryluk, R.M.R., Gray, M.W., and Roger, A.J. (2013). Evidence for a Hydrogenosomal-Type Anaerobic ATP Generation Pathway in Acanthamoeba castellanii. PloS one 8, e69532.