Daniel Krizay is a PhD student in the department of Genetics & Development, who is currently a researcher in the lab of Dr. David Goldstein in the Institute for Genomic Medicine. Daniel is originally from Centreville, Virginia and attended Northeastern University where he received his B.S. degree in Biochemistry. Before moving to New York City for graduate school, Daniel worked full-time for nearly two years in Boston as a researcher in fields ranging from antibiotic characterization to Spinal Muscular Atrophy research. As a graduate student, Daniel’s research focuses on the modelling and characterization of genetic causes of neurological conditions. In particular, he is researching Dravet Syndrome, a rare genetic epileptic encephalopathy, with the long-term goal of identifying novel therapeutic options for those suffering from this disease.