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Perry Ridge, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

Q: One fun or unique fact about me is...

A: I'm color blind and flat footed.

Q: One word to describe neuroscience is...

A: Complex

Q: My favorite "fun fact" about the brain is...

A: Our habits actually result in physical changes to the brain. I attempt to break up the way I do routine tasks (e.g., brushing my teeth) to keep my brain guessing and learning.

Q: What do you like to do in your spare time when you're not teaching?

A: I love woodworking, watching movies and sports, and just about anything outside. My wife and I bought a cabin in Island Park a couple years ago, a dream we shared, and we love visiting to snowshoe or drive our side by side. Right now, however, I spend a lot my extra time driving my kids to their activities.

Q: What is your area of research?

A: In my laboratory, I focus on the genetics of Alzheimer’s disease and developing better computational approaches to understand genetic data.

Q: I have been teaching at BYU for...

A: 10 years.