Danny obtained an MChem in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Leeds, completing his final-year research project under the guidance of Prof Colin Fishwick.
He began his career in industry with Pfizer working as a medicinal chemist for seven years and worked on a range of therapeutic areas.
Danny then completed a PhD in Organic Chemistry at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Prof Matthew Gaunt, working on developing new synthetic methodology using C–H activation and subsequent application in the synthesis of drug analogues. He has also developed a passion for undergraduate teaching during this time. Danny teaches first to fourth year undergraduate organic chemistry courses.
He is professionally recognised with a chartered chemist(CChem) status by the Royal Society of Chemistry.