Daniel was born in Bogota, Colombia and immigrated to the United States at the age of five. In high school, his work tutoring students with attention deficit disorders led him to develop a deep interest in the fundamental workings of the brain. After a summer completing psychology coursework at Stanford, he declared a double major in Psychology and Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley specializing in neurobiology. He has experience in both cognitive neuroscience researching visual working memory using functional brain imaging, and in optogenetics using molecular techniques to characterize neural circuits implicated in animal models of depression and addiction. He is passionate about increasing scientific literacy in the general population and about the inclusion of Latinos and other underrepresented communities in science. If you have questions about finding research opportunities on campus, securing summer funding for your work, or applying to graduate school – or if you are simply interested in psychology, biology, or anything brainy – please get in touch!