Ryan Betters, BA

Ryan Betters
Graduate Assistant

Department of Pathology
1020B/1A Medical Laboratories
500 Newton Road
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1109

Lab: 319-335-8427


BA, Biology, Grinnell College


My work in the lab of Dr. Marco Hefti focuses on how phosphoylation states of the tau protein differ in localization and function across developmental and pathological states in the human brain, particularly as it pertains to Alzheimer's Disease.


Hefti, MM, Kim, SH, Bell, AJ, Betters, RK, Fiock, KL, Iida, MA, Smalley, ME, Farrell, K, Fowkes, ME, Crary, JF. Tau Phosphorylation and Aggregation in the Developing Human Brain. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2019; 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1093/jnen/nlz073.