CO-HOST & SCIENTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE
At 15, Danny won 1st place at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. In college, he filed his first patent while studying under an eccentric plant pathologist.
He met his wife in a clean room wearing hazmat suits and processing cadaver bone for surgical implants. He later filed 2 more patents on his techniques to 3D print and mold bone dust for custom surgical implants that fully integrate with the patient’s body and used the methods to create an orbital bone implant for Grace, a child with a large facial birth defect.
As a scientist at Takeda, Danny developed processes to manufacture a Zika, dengue, and norovirus vaccines. Now he’s helping Aura Biosciences revolutionize cancer therapeutics with a first-in-class, non-radioactive treatment for ocular melanoma.
He’s trained scientists in Japan and Singapore and taught himself basic French, Spanish, and Japanese. In 2021, he’ll add one more accomplishment when he completes his master’s degree in Bioengineering and Nanotechnology at Harvard University.