Daniel Quintero, BA

Graduate Student


DanielDaniel was born in Bucaramanga, Colombia, and moved to Naples, Florida, with his family as a teenager. He did his undergraduate studies at Carleton College in Northfield, MN, and received a Bachelor’s in Cognitive Science. For his senior year honors thesis, Daniel collaborated with the Lundgaard Lab at Lund University, Sweden, to screen for various pharmacological agents that selectively block AQP4 water channels in astrocytic endfeet and disrupt glymphatic flow. Daniel matriculated in the Neurobiology Ph.D. program and joined the Eroglu lab in May 2023, where he is supported by an NIH T32 grant. His thesis work aims to elucidate how astrocytes contribute to the generation and maintenance of sleep. Outside of the lab, Daniel enjoys hiking, playing music, woodworking, and playing with his son.


Mouse handling, EEG recordings, immunohistochemistry, imaging, and data analysis.