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Ryan Prior


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UW Biotechnology Center Core Peptide Synthesis Lab



What did you love about YA?

I loved learning to operate a wide variety science machines, completing state of the art syntheses and assays, and serving the UW Madision biotech research commons.

How did YA influence your plans after high school?

I was burned out on biotech after my apprenticeship and decided to study computer engineering instead. I eventually got the opportunity to bring the ends together, designing specialized computers for the sciences.

What do you want others to know about YA?

Actually doing the job will teach you things you didn't expect to learn and answer important questions you wouldn't have asked. The YA program gets you into the arena to struggle with real industrial problems and emerge stronger.

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