Daniel Weatherill, PhD.

Daniel Weatherill, PhD.

 

Dr. Weatherill is an Assistant Researcher conducting experiments in both the Fanselow lab and Martin lab. He received his Ph.D. in neuroscience from McGill University. He has extensive experience in a uniquely broad range of techniques, ranging from biochemistry to cell physiology to behavior. He has a particularly strong background in building DNA constructs, exogenous protein expression, live cell imaging, and electrophysiology. He has a passion for using the tools of molecular biology to get at intractable problems in neuroscience. This has led him to design several creative molecular systems, including a promising method for the identification of the possible sites of memory storage within live rodents as well as a method for stochastic gene expression within a population of cells. He is also very passionate about science communication and have worked with/led several initiatives to raise public awareness and excitement about neuroscience. He also has experience mentoring undergraduate research students and leading teams of graduate student and postdoctoral researchers.