PhD, Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology , UC Davis
Danielle is passionate about metabolic disease and obesity research. Her industry experience and graduate training have motivated her to pursue a career bridging biotech and academic research, with a goal of developing biomedical devices for metabolic disease management. Her work in Dr. Raybould’s lab has been interdisciplinary, spanning physiology, nutrition, and engineering, where she explored neuromodulation of vagal sensory neurons, and helped develop a microfluidic model of the gut-brain axis.
Danielle’s work at the startup Nortis, Inc. provided her with first-hand experience in entrepreneurship and product development. Her enduring interest in business and experience as a liaison among design engineers, biomedical researchers and manufacturing, have laid the groundwork for meaningful breakthroughs in metabolic biotech.