PhD candidate Department of Neuroscience, Michigan State University

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Daniel is a queer and genderqueer neuroscientist, specializing in animal sex differences and endocrinology. They received their MS in Biological Sciences at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Working with Dr. Christy Strand they examined how hormones, season and experience alter the brains of Western Fence Lizards. They are currently a PhD candidate in Neuroscience and work with Dr. Cynthia Jordan in the Breedlove/Jordan lab at Michigan State University. Their work examines how experiencing the environment contributes to sex differences in the mouse brain by examining the number and size of different cells. Understanding how culture and society influence the production of scientific knowledge is a necessary component of being a scientist who examines sex differences. They have recently collaborated with the Center for Gender in a Global Context at Michigan State University to learn more about this vital aspect of their research.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD candidate Department of Neuroscience, Michigan State University