From the UCR news article by Sandra Baltazar Martinez: Meet the 2021 Goldwater, Fullbright Scholars
"Gates will be starting his third year in the fall. The biochemistry major conducts research with Ernest Martinez in the Department of Biochemistry. Gates wants to discover a new drug target to help patients suffering from breast cancer.
After completing his undergraduate degree, Gates will apply to a doctoral program focusing on translational cancer research.
“Upon completing my program of study, I aim to start a biotech company with an emphasis on developing early-stage cancer detection methods and treatment options,” Gates said.
At UCR, Gates is the special events coordinator for the Maximizing Access to Research Careers - Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research student organization. Gates is also a part-time writing tutor for the University Writing Program.
In his free time, Gates has been training for a sprint triathlon in the summer of 2022."
To read more about Ryan and the scholarship, please click on the link above.