Ron founded iBiology in 2006 and continues to oversee the project as President and Chairman of the Board. Ron is a Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at the University of California, San Francisco and an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His lab studies spatial organization, movement, and signaling within cells. Ron, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, was honored with the 2017 Shaw Prize and 2012 Lasker Award for his research. Outside of the lab, Ron spends his time on projects aimed at improving the scientific community.
He co-founded ASAPbio, a scientist-driven non-profit focused on promoting the productive use of preprints in the life sciences. He also founded IndiaBioScience.org, a website and community resource providing information about the life sciences in India, and developed Micromanager, which is free, open source software for light microscopy.