Dan graduated from Ursinus in 2015 with a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. After Ursinus, Dan earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn, his research focused on the regulation of signal transduction networks in blood platelets and how this impacts their role in hemostasis and homeostasis. After earning his Ph.D., Dan joined a boutique intellectual property (IP) law firm serving as a scientific advisor and later a patent agent. He is currently a patent agent in the biotechnology IP group at a global law firm.