John Wesley Ryan

Jacksonville, FL • [phone protected]

Personal Statement: As a software engineer, technologist, and free software advocate, my mission is to help build software that makes a positive and meaningful impact on peoples’ lives.
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Advanced Business Computers of America

Software Engineer

Jacksonville, FL

Jan. 2023 - current

Primary Responsibilities: Contribute to the development of software projects; Analyze, design, and co-manage software deployment strategies; Review and provide feedback and suggestions for coding practices; Write technical and administrative documentation

NeuroInitiative, LLC

Lead Developer

Jacksonville, FL

Feb. 2015 - Dec. 2022

Primary Responsibilities: Manage junior developers; Oversee and contribute to the development of software projects; Communicate and collaborate with clients; Participate in the management and operations of the company; Administrate on-premises and cloud servers


Deal Pack Web

Virtual Screening

Biological Simulation - Simulation Environment for Experimental Design (SEED)


Selected Conference Presentations


Completed Research Grants

Grant ID: 17416, Michael J. Fox Foundation

Role: Developed pipeline for virtual screening built around AutoDock-GPU.

(PI: Behrouz)

05/01/2019 – 12/31/2021

Discovery and Development of Parkin Activators as Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease.

As a service for Vincere Biosciences, perform virtual screening to identify activators of the protein parkin.

Grant ID: 1R43NS115255-01A1, NIH/NINDS

Role: Completed bioinformatics project to predict target efficacy.

(PI: Behrouz)

05/01/2020 – 04/30/2021

Discovery and Development of USP30 inhibitors as Disease-Modifying Therapy for Parkinson's disease.

As a service for Vincere Biosciences, perform analytics to identify disease indications.

Grant ID: 11604S, Michael J. Fox Foundation

Role: Lead Developer

(PI: Behrouz)

06/10/2019 – 04/10/2021

In collaboration with University of Oxford, utilize the SEED simulation platform to simulate and verify the response of inducible pluripotent stem cells from patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Grant ID: 11604, Michael J. Fox Foundation

Role: Lead Developer

(PI: Behrouz)

06/10/2016 – 06/09/2017

Computer Simulation of Lrrk2 Interactions to Identify Therapeutic Targets for Parkinson's Disease In collaboration with Mayo Clinic, Utilize the SEED simulation platform from NeuroInitiative to model and simulation pathways related to Lrrk2 in search of novel therapeutic targets.


Saint Johns River State College

Saint Augustine, FL

AS, Computer Programming and Analysis

CCC, Computer Programmer

CCC, Computer Programming Specialist


Full Sail University

Winter Park, FL

BS, Recording Arts