Bryan was awarded his B.S. in Physics from the Illinois Institute of Technology (1999) and M.A. and Ph.D. in Physics from Stony Brook University (2005). Bryan then took postdoctoral research positions at Florida State University in Tallahassee and Durham University in the United Kingdom before becoming a lecturer at Stony Brook University. Bryan joined the faculty at Farmingdale State College as an Assistant Professor of Physics in 2013. Bryan's primary research interests concern theoretical high-energy particle physics centered on understanding the results from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN on the French-Swiss border. In particular, Bryan studies the properties of the recently discovered Higgs boson in the Standard Model (SM) of particles as well as extensions of that model that involve a speculative kind of symmetry called supersymmetry. Also, Bryan works on computationally intensive projects that help to illuminate the internal structure of the proton at different energy levels involving what is known as parton distribution functions (PDFs). Bryan is a member of the ATLAS collaboration and is involved with the design and implementation of a new detector called ATLAS Forward Protons.