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Ryan Cloyd

Bret Smith Lab


  • MD/PhD Student

College Unit(s)

Biography and Education


BA, Biochemistry: Wabash College, 2014

PhD, Physiology: University of Kentucky, 2021


Current Year: M4
Hometown: Beech Grove, IN

Selected Publications

Cloyd RA, Koren J 3rd, Abisambra JF, Smith BN. Effects of altered tau expression on dentate granule cell excitability in mice. Exp Neurol. 2021; 343. doi:

Koren SA, Hamm MJ, Cloyd R, Fontaine SN, Chisti E, Lanzilotta C, Rodriguez-Rivera J, Ingram A, Bell M, Galvis-Escobar SM, Zulia N, Di Domenico F, Duong D, Seyfried NT, Powell D, Vandsberger M, Frolinger T, Hartz AMS, Koren J 3rd, Axten JM, Laping NJ, Abisambra JF. Broad kinase inhibition mitigates early neuronal dysfunction in tauopathy. Int J Mol Sci. 2021. doi: 10.3390/ijms22031186

Cloyd RA, Koren SA, Abisambra JF. Manganese-enhanced imaging: Overview and central nervous system applications with a focus on neurodegeneration. Front in Aging Neurosci. 2018; 10. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2018.00403; PMCID: PMC6300587

Fontaine SN, Ingram A, Cloyd RA, Meier SE, Miller E, Lyons D, Nation GK, Mechas E, Weiss B, Lanzillotta C, Di Domenico F, Schmitt F, Powell DK, Vandsburger M, Abisambra JF. Identification of changes in neuronal function as a consequence of aging and tauopathic neurodegeneration using a novel and sensitive magnetic resonance imaging approach. NeurobiolAging. 2017; 56: 78-86. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2017.04.007

Kitley WR, Santa Maria PJ, Cloyd RA, Wysocki, LM. Synthesis of high contrast fluorescein-diethers for rapid bench-top sensing of palladium. Chemm Commun. 2015; 51 (40): 8520-3.