Daniel was born in Richmond, Virginia but grew up in Cape Coral, Florida. He attended undergraduate school at Louisiana Tech University where he majored in Biomedical Engineering and minored in both Chemistry and Mathematics. During his undergraduate career, he worked in a lab under Dr. Teresa Murray studying behavioral changes and recovery in mice following moderate traumatic brain injuries.
Daniel is currently a PhD candidate at Cornell University for Biomedical Engineering where he joined the Schaffer-Nishimura lab in late 2016 under Dr. Chris Schaffer. His current work involve the use of laser speckle imaging to study blood flow changes in different disease models, most notably Alzheimerâ€™s disease.