Dr. Daniel McDermott
Assistant Professor of Biology
Building/Office: Science (SCI) 212 Slot Number: 14
Daniel McDermott received his B.S. in Human Biology at Chadron State College (2008) and his Ph.D. in Immunology at the University of Iowa (2013). Daniel McDermott was an INBRE student during his undergraduate studies, examining the efficacy of colostrum antibodies against the bacterium Clostridium perfringens. His graduate research focused on understanding how T cells are activated following viral infections, as well as tracking virus- specific T cells following infection. Following his doctoral thesis, Dr. McDermott performed his postdoctoral studies at the University of Colorado-Denver, examining the immune response against the gut-associated bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. In a continuation of these research studies, his current research interests involve understanding the impact of microbial signals on the maturation process for the various types of macrophage phagocytosis. This includes isolating phagosomes from pre-stimulated macrophages, and then examining the accumulation and progression of maturation proteins on the phagosomes over time. Dr. McDermott was an Adjunct Faculty member at Metropolitan State University-Denver for three years, teaching General Biology and Microbiology. He currently teaches Principles of Biology, Microbiology for Nursing, and General Microbiology.