Daniel Sprague, PhD

Daniel Sprague, MD, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Faculty Advisor

  • Jonathan Marchant, MA, PhD

Contact Information


MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2021
PhD, Chemistry, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2016
BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology & Chemistry/Biology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, 2011

Research Interests

Overall, my goal is to leverage my background in synthetic organic chemistry to develop and study new biologically active molecules. Currently, I’m working elucidating the mechanism of action of praziquantel, an essential antiparasitic drug, through functional and computational assays. I am also developing new, broad-spectrum anti-infectives through iterative rounds of target-based high-throughput screening, functional profiling, medicinal chemistry campaigns, and molecular modeling.