Daniel obtained his PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Sussex in 2003 where his thesis focused on the cellular mechanisms of learning and memory. Following his PhD he pursued postdoctoral research at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) where he continued to work on synaptic plasticity and learning and memory. In 2007 he joined the lab of Anthony Campagnoni (also at UCLA) where he begun his work on glial biology. Daniel’s work as a Research Neuroscientist in the Campagnoni lab focused on the physiological properties of oligodendrocytes and the expression of novel myelin proteins within striatal neurons. In 2010 Daniel was awarded a Senior Fellowship with the Science City Research Alliance and in 2011 he obtained a Marie Curie Career Integration Grant. Using these fellowships Daniel returned to the UK to pursue independent work at the University of Warwick investigating the role of neuronal activityin oligodendrocyte development and myelin formation. In July 2013 Daniel moved to the University of Birmingham to take up an appointment as a Birmingham Fellow where he is establishing a Glial Biology group within the Neurotrauma and Neurodegeneration section of the School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine.
Work within the Glial Biology group will continue to explore activity-dependent mechanisms controlling myelin formation and repair while also establishing new lines of research to complement the neurotrauma and repair work underway within the Neurotrauma and Neurodegeneration Section.