Wonderfest 2017 Science Envoy
Ryan York is a researcher in the departments of Biology and Neuroscience at Stanford University. His research is concerned with the evolution of some of the most complex phenomena in the universe: brains and behaviors. He tackles this question from many perspectives: from genes and genomes to nervous systems and ecological communities. He has worked with a variety of systems including song birds, deer mice, fruit flies, humans, and, most intensely, cichlid fish from Lake Malawi in East Africa.