Anne Ryan worked as a Research Assistant in the Hankenson Laboratory focused on the R-spondin project. Anne grew up in southern Maine and went to the University of Maine at Orono for her bachelors of Animal Science with a pre-veterinary concentration. During college, Anne worked with several professors on projects ranging from Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis to parasite management in flocks of sheep. After college, Anne worked in Dr. Michaela Reagan’s lab at Maine Medical Center Research Institute studying the bone microenvironment and its relationship to Multiple Myeloma. When not working , Anne likes to spend her time exploring the outdoors gardening, running, hiking, camping or paddle boarding with her dog, Scout.