Ryan P. Chastain-Gross, PhD

T-32 Fellow
Department of Urology


PhD: Biomedical Sciences, Concentration: Immunology/Microbiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Dual BS: Microbiology(minor in Chemistry), Psychology (minors in Spanish & Theatre), Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Research Interests:  Role of intestinal microbiota in etiology of kidney stones, novel animal models for urologic research, next generation sequencing and genomic data science, role of metabolic disorders in etiology of kidney stones, host-microbe interactions, microbial community dynamics

Honors and Awards

2015 National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Training Fellowship

2015 Mentor for University Scholars Awardee

2015 Postdoctoral Advisor: Florida Chapter, American Society for Microbiology

2014 Best Graduate Student Poster Award, Florida Chapter of American Society for Microbiology

2013 Travel Award, Annual Conference, Florida Chapter of American Society for Microbiology

2013 Travel Award, Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Science

2012 National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research Oral Biology Training Fellowship

2011 Travel Award, FASEB Summer Research Conference

2009 University of Florida Grinter Graduate Fellowship

2007 National Scholars Honor Society

2007 Helix/TriBeta Biological Science Honors Member

2007 National Dean’s List

Ranked as the #32 urology program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report