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Ryan D. Baggerly

Student and Research Assistant at The University of Texas at Austin


Current Biology senior and research assistant at The University of Texas at Austin with a firm, broad understanding of interdisciplinary biology, research ethics and etiquette, statistics and data analysis, as well as familiarity with object-oriented programming and statistical analysis software


Aug 2013Jan 2016

Bachelor of Science and Arts

The University of Texas at Austin

High Honors (3.67 GPA)

Coursework in Genetics, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Ecology, Calculus, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Immunology, Botany, Computer Programming

Anthropology Minor

Research Assistant

Sanger Learning Center Senior Preceptor

Aug 2011May 2013

General Sciences and Liberal Arts Coursework

Truckee Meadows Community College

Top 5% of class

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society


Jan 2013Sep 2015

Research Assistant and Laboratory Manager

Integrative Biology, UT Austin
  • Sandfly identification and sorting
  • Attendance at weekly laboratory team meetings
  • Creation, management, and analysis of field and laboratory research datasets in Excel and R Studio
  • Presentation of experimental and statistical analysis results to P.I. 
  • Implementation of new field practices and equipment management as the result of data analysis project
  • Management, training, and scheduling of new team members
  • Equipment ordering, inventory, and repair
  • Basic laboratory maintenance
  • Received two cash stipends over the course of a year in recognition work completed beyond expectations
Aug 2014May 2015

Senior Preceptor (Biology II)

Sanger Learning Center, UT Austin
  • Coordination, design, and management of Peer Led Undergraduate Study programs
  • Facilitation and design of weekly meetings with course professor and 10-20 preceptors
  • Conduct ongoing professional development training sessions with preceptors
  • Completion of weekly administrative tasks in a timely manner
  • Creating and distribution of weekly study group agendas and outlines tailored to current course material
  • Maintenance of close working relationship with course professor
  • Commitment: Approximately 10 hours per week
  • Compensation: Bi-weekly stipend for duration of the semester(s) served
Jan 2014May 2014

Senior Preceptor (Genetics)

Sanger Learning Center, UT Austin
  • Facilitation of weekly study groups of 10-30 students
  • Participation in required training sessions and program meetings
  • Communication and regular interaction with course professor
  • Management and completion of regular attendance logs
  • Service in post-semester focus group; delivery of program feedback to program coordinators


  • Originally hired as a volunteer research assistant, I was promoted to laboratory manager and received cash stipends for one scholastic year
  • As laboratory manager, implemented new field work practices as a result of statistical analysis, lessening the financial burdens of the overall project and contributing to the basic knowledge of sandfly bait effectiveness
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society


Statistics and Data Analysis

R and R Studio

Object Oriented Programming 


Experimental Design

Ongoing research work