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Daniel McQuaid

MD/PhD Student

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Daniel McQuaid


I am originally from Ossining, NY, a town in the suburbs of New York City. During high school, I began working in the cancer biology laboratory of Dr. Goutham Narla at Mount Sinai studying small molecules that activate a tumor suppressive phosphatase, PP2A. Being a part of this group galvanized my passion for cancer research and led me to study Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Yale for undergrad. I completed my senior thesis in the laboratory of Dr. Craig Crews, studying PROteolysis TArgeting Chimeras (PROTACs) and stayed in the Crews lab for my two gap years before beginning medical school. For my PhD, I am interested in defining mechanisms of resistance to cancer targeted therapies and developing novel approaches to treat these refractory malignancies. Outside of the lab, I enjoy working out, visiting local breweries, and following Arsenal FC in the English Premier League.

Education & Training

  • BS
    Yale University, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (Intensive) (2018)

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