Daniel Lai joined the lab as a Research Associate in the Broad Cardiovascular Disease Initiative in June 2017. He is also a part of the Broad-Bayer collaboration.
Daniel received his B.A. in Biology from Swarthmore College in 2017. His background is in cell and developmental biology, having done undergraduate research work for two years at Swarthmore in the Schottenfeld-Roames lab. His honors thesis work involved studying how vesicle trafficking contributed to seamless tube formation in the Drosophila tracheal system, which serves as a cellular model for human angiogenesis. Daniel has also been a research fellow in the iPSC Core at the University of Pennsylvania, where he used CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to generate an iPSC reporter line for brown adipocyte differentiation.
Daniel has contributed to various youth outreach initiatives at the Broad and volunteers weekly in the pediatric ward at Massachusetts General Hospital. In his free time, he plays, coaches, and organizes Ultimate Frisbee leagues in Boston.