Ryan Hooper is a Biomedical Engineering student at OSU who will be finishing his undergraduate degree in December of 2020. He plans to attend graduate school for a master's degree with a thesis in the same field. He is considering pursuing a PhD in an undetermined specialization after that, his end goal being a career in industry research. Ryan is currently involved in the Defined Media project at the Osteo Engineering Lab where he is working on quantifying the efficacy of a specialized osteogenic differentiation media compared to other similar commercial products in terms of alkaline phosphatase production, ECM production, and gene expression. In his free time, he enjoys playing the snare drum as a hobby, being a member of the Ohio State Marching Band and having competed in multiple drum corps and percussion ensembles.