Ryan Hodge

ryan hodge

Major Professors: Dr. Paul Hastings and Dr. Amanda Guyer


I graduated from University of California, Davis in 2016 with a B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. After graduating, I worked as a laboratory technician for Forage Genetics International, performing tissue collection, DNA isolation, and qPCR amplification in support of marker assisted breeding programs. 

My current research interests include the socio-emotional and brain development of marginalized individuals within stressful and adverse contexts, with a multidimensional approach considering biobehavioral , interpersonal, and contextual interactions. Topics such as discrimination, resilience factors, and prosocial behavior development are all of great interest to me. 

Life Phases: Early Childhood, Adolescence

Research InterestsSocio-Emotional, Brain Development, Biological, Culture/Neighborhood/Society, Stress, Peers