Taking the non-traditional path in his education, Dan enlisted in the Marine Corps coming out of high school serving as a wireman and radio operator in an infantry battalion. Following a combat tour in Afghanistan, he was inspired by the men and women in the Naval Medical Corps to pursue a scientific career in medicine. His work includes developing regenerative medical nanofibers in Kit Parker’s Disease Biophysics Group at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He solidified his expertise in nanotechnology under the guidance of the researchers and scientists at Harvard’s Center for Nanoscale Systems. At Cellino, Dan is combining his extensive nanofabrication expertise with cell engineering applications. These days, you can find him at the University of Massachusetts, Boston working towards his bachelor’s degree in biology and physics, and a future career as a physician-scientist.
Origins: Boston’s North Shore/Dominican Republic/Texas
Talents: Catching grapes and like-sized foods with his mouth
Hobbies: Art, music, aerospace, outer space