Daniel Schill

Daniel_SchillGraduate Student
Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226-3548

(414) 955-5748
(414) 955-6517 (fax)

BS, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2012

Faculty Advisor: Lisa Cirillo, PhD

Research Area: The role of the pioneer transcription factor FoxA in liver development

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in 2012 with majors in cellular and molecular biology and human biology. During my senior year I worked as an undergraduate research assistant in the human biology department, which inspired me to pursue a career in biomedical research. Upon acceptance to the interdisciplinary program for biomedical sciences at MCW I joined the lab of Dr. Lisa Cirillo in the Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy department. The Cirillo lab is interested in understanding mechanisms involved in eliciting normal liver development and function. Chromatin structural changes, initiated by pioneer transcription factors, at tissue specific genes throughout liver development are of particular interest. I’m interested in investigating the role of FoxA mediated chromatin remodeling in promoting gene activation necessary for liver specification and differentiation. I’m also interested in understanding the underlying mechanism for interdependent binding by FoxA and FoxO1, another pioneer transcription factor, at several tissue specific genes.