Dan is a second year PhD student in Biomedical Engineering and an NSF IGERT Fellow. He earned a Bachelors of Science at Carnegie Mellon University double majoring in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering. Additionally, he earned a Masters of Engineering at Boston University in Biomedical Engineering. He’s interested in neural engineering especially concerning development of therapeutics in treatment of neural disease. He’s currently developing methods to detect sleep in C. elegans and assess changes to neuronal excitability with calcium imaging. His long term goal is to develop C. elegans as a model organism to study human sleep disorders.