Daniel L. Miller

Daniel L. Miller, Ph.D.

Program Director, Neurodegeneration
Daniel L. Miller Ph.D.
Areas of Interest:
Invertebrate NMJ Synaptic Development, Structure and Function

Dr. Daniel Miller joined NINDS in 2015 and serves as a Program Director in the Neurodegeneration Cluster. His focus is basic, translational, and clinical research on Huntington's Disease, as well as invertebrate neuromuscular junction research. Dr. Miller received a PhD in molecular biology from Princeton University, where he developed functional genomic approaches to study tumor virus control of cellular gene expression. He then joined the lab of Dr. Barry Ganetzky, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he studied neuroprotective genes in Drosophila and developed a novel neuronal model system to probe neurodegeneration and regeneration in long-lived larvae. Most recently, as a visiting researcher at Janelia Farm (HHMI), he collaborated with Dr. Jim Truman to model the structural plasticity of injured circuits and the developmental plasticity of neuronal stem cells. Dr. Miller is also the Drosophila contact at NINDS.