Daniel Fu

2021-22 Latham Fellow
Education: 
Majoring in Biomedical Sciences

Daniel is a junior studying Biomedical Sciences and Philosophy with a certificate in Clinical and Translational Sciences. He is conducting research in the Fisher Lab within the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology and was named a 2021 Iowa Neuroscience Institute Summer Scholar. His work deals with identifying the therapeutic potential of regulator of G Protein signaling 6 (RGS6) in mediating running-induced neurogenesis of the hippocampus, which is thought to be able to attenuate Alzheimer’s Disease pathology, as well as delay cognitive decline. As a Latham fellow, Daniel hopes to promote practical evidence-based methods of maintaining mental health to delay cognitive decline. In his free time, Daniel enjoys walking around the city, running, and reading thought provoking books.