UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Start Year: 2018
Office: 167 Centennial Science Hall
George Mason University, PhD (2014)
George Mason University, BS (2006)
Dan is a neuroscientist who recently completed his postdoctoral training at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and teaches Physiological Psychology, Intro to Neuroscience, Sensation and Perception, and Behavioral Statistics. His research interests focus on the influence of early life stressors such as traumatic experience, social isolation, and drug exposure on brain development and neural plasticity. Dan is currently developing a laboratory to examine these relationships in rodent models at behavioral and cellular levels, utilizing microscopy and histochemistry techniques. Dan has co-authored papers in journals such as Brain Structure and Function, Neuropharmacology, European Journal of Neuroscience, and ACS Chemical Neuroscience, while regularly presenting research at the Society for Neuroscience conference. As an active member of the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience, Dan also has a strong interest in developing effective pedagogies in undergraduate science and liberal arts education.