Danny Chan

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Instructor and community member/Biotech wihtout Borders (New York, USA)

Danny Chan received his MSc in microbiology during the course of his PhD candidacy at the University of Chicago studying the interaction of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) with a model system of organotypic human keratinocytes in an infectious disease focused department. He has been a research technician for many years in multiple fields including cellulostic ethanol production, protein crystallography, prefrontal cortex development and heat shock proteins. The common set of skills underlying his practice are molecular biology and scientific inquiry which he aspires to apply to society in order to foster new institutions of research and learning. Currently, he makes his living fact checking pharmaceutical ads in an agency while trying to defend his time to pursue independent research centred around protocol development for the DIY science community. You can follow his activities online at danwchan.ca or find him in person around NYC.