David obtained his B.H.Sc. in biology from McMaster University in 2021. During this time he worked on a project where bone marrow-derived macrophages were studied to explore macrophage polarization in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. This work kindled his interest in stem cell research, ultimately drawing him to the program. His current project focuses on therapeutically restoring the bone marrow niche compromised by AML progression using a mouse xenograft model. David was drawn to the program by its focus on publishing impactful papers with translational application to patients in the clinic. He also enjoys the collaborative nature of the lab, as this has helped him to learn from experienced members and gain confidence in his abilities.
David spends a lot of his pass-time learning about history, with a particular interest in classical Greece and Rome as well as the history of scientific advancements.