Ryan Driskell

  1. Assistant Professor
  2. School of Molecular Biosciences
Email Address ryan.driskell@wsu.edu
Phone 509-335-8945


Dr. Driskell is the head of the Fibroblast and Skin Regeneration Laboratory at the School of Molecular Biosciences in Washington State University. He trained as a Cell and Developmental Biologists in the laboratory of Dr. John Engelhardt at the University of Iowa where he received his Ph.D. in 2006 studying lung biology and Wnt signaling. Dr. Driskell did his post-doctoral training in Dr. Fiona Watt’s Laboratories at Cambridge University and King’s College London in the UK, where he established a functional fibroblast lineage hierarchy that is important in regulating the architectural nature of skin development and wound repair. The Driskell Laboratory utilizes the transgenic mouse technologies in conjunction with molecular and histological techniques to deduce an understanding to induce skin regeneration.

Affiliate and Adjunct Appointments

  • Adjunct, Center for Reproductive Biology


  • PhD, University of Iowa, 2006
  • BS, University of Central Florida, 2000

Research Interest

  • Skin regeneration
  • Hair follicle biology
  • Computational biology


Honors and Awards

  • London Law Trust Medal Fellow