Ronald M Lynch, PhD

Associate Director, Shared Resources
Shared Resource Director (Interim), Tissue Acquisition Cellular and Molecular Analysis
Cancer Imaging Program, Research Member
  • Professor, Physiology

    Associate Professor, Pharmacology

    Professor, BIO5 Institute

    Director, Aribi Institute

    Professor, Biomedical Engineering

    Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP

    Associate Director, Shared Resources

    Tissue Acquisition Cellular and Molecular Analysis Shared Resource

Biography

Dr. Lynch received a Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Cincinnati (1984) followed by postdoctoral training at the NIH in Cardiac Energetics. In 1987 Dr. Lynch moved to the Biomedical Imaging Group at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center then joined the University of Arizona in 1990 where he is Professor of Physiology with a joint appointments in Pharmacology and Biomedical Engineering, and is the Director of the Arizona Research Institute for Biomedical Imaging. Dr. Lynch is a member of the American Diabetes Association Grant Review Committee and is a Councilor for the American Physiological Society with service on other national grant and journal review committees.

Cancer Focus

Research in the Lynch lab is focused on the coupling of metabolism and second messenger signaling in nutrient sensing and cancer cells. Analyses of subcellular protein distributions, second messenger signaling, and ligand binding is performed using state of the art microscopy and analysis approaches. For the past 30 years, we have developed unique microscopic imaging and spectroscopy tools to study cell and tissue function, as well as screening assays for cell signaling and ligand binding.