Daniel was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Soma Lab (2015-2018). He received a BS in Psychology from DePaul University (2006) and a PhD in Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin (2014). His PhD research with Prof. Juan Dominguez demonstrated that estrogens act in the hypothalamus to modulate the effects of cocaine on the mesocorticolimbic system and cocaine-seeking behavior. At UBC, Daniel was co-supervised by Stan Floresco and examined how local androgen synthesis in the mesocorticolimbic system influences motivated behaviors and decision making. In another line of research, he explored how sucrose (table sugar) in the maternal diet during pregnancy and lactation influences offspring behavior and neuroendocrinology. Daniel received a Bluma Tischler Postdoctoral Fellowship and is a Fellow of the Neuroscience Scholars Program and FLARE Program. Daniel then worked as a postdoc with Prof. Matt Fuxjuger at Brown University.
Daniel is currently an Assistant Professor at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.