A first generation American and native New Yorker, Daniel received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Chemistry from the University at Buffalo. There, he also obtained a minor in vocal performance, studying under the renowned contemporary art music performer "Tony" Arnold. Most recently, Daniel sang with the Harmonia Chamber singers situated in Buffalo, NY. Music has always been a passion of his and has proven to be a useful counterweight to his scientific endeavors. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys weightlifting and spoiling his cats.