Daniel earned his undergraduate degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2011 and his Masters of Biomedical Science at Rutgers University in 2013.

He has worked in 4 separate laboratories, including a summer project under an NSF grant at Cornell’s Nanobiotechnology Center.

Daniel was involved in research at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology during his medical studies and is currently a full time PhD student.


  • Daniel’s research looks at developing an indwelling nanosensor that can measure glucose levels at any depth within in the body with MRI and colormetric reporters.
  • His investigation aims to look at the diagnostic potential of nanoparticles in the central nervous system via intrathecal injection into subarachnoid space.
  • One of the potential clinical applications is a hypoglycemic warning tattoo for diabetics or MRI based glucose sensor for meningitis and other CNS related illness.


Title: Delivery of and characterization of kinetics of nanoparticles in the CSF filled CNS

Dr. Kristofer Thurecht, PhD, Centre for Advanced Imaging, and AIBN, UQ.