Professional Bio: Daniel Yur graduated with a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he did research under Professor Michelle O’Malley to characterize anaerobic fungal membrane proteins for the development of an engineered fungal strain for novel biofuel production processes. He is a National Science Foundation IGERT SBE2 Fellow, co-advised by Professor Millicent Sullivan and Professor Wilfred Chen. His graduate work uses tunable siRNA carriers based on the Hepatitis B virus to treat inflammatory breast cancer.


Fun Bio: In his free time, Daniel enjoys cooking and eating, playing guitar and drums, and exercising.