Daniel Griffin

Columbia University Medical Center

Instructor in Clinical Medicine and Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University Medical Center. Daniel attended NYU School of Medicine and then did his 3 year categorical Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.  After a decade in Private practice he returned to academia and earned a PhD in Molecular Medicine at the Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine. Currently Dr. Griffin conducts research on HIV, stem cells, and malignancies, cares for patients with infectious diseases in both the clinic and the hospital, and teaches and supervises Medical students, Residents and Fellows.

Daniel joined TWIP because he sees it as a tremendous opportunity to bring science and medicine education to a broad and receptive audience with an engaging and informative venue.

Latest from Daniel Griffin

Fat cat

Fat cat

Aug. 1, 2019

The case of the Doctor with Chronic Epigastric Pain, and how levels of linoleic acid in the intestine enable the sexual cycle of Toxoplasma gondii in cats.
Rose colored spots

Rose colored spots

July 13, 2019

The case of the Sailor With Dysentery, and the first virus discovered in Plasmodium species.
A painless lesion

A painless lesion

June 14, 2019

How to kill mosquitoes with a genetically modified fungus.
Better than a sharp stick in the eye

Better than a sharp stick in the eye

May 23, 2019

The Child With Band Keratopathy, and reveal a eukaryotic parasite with functional mitochondria but without mitochondrial genomes.
A Worm’s Eye View

A Worm’s Eye View

May 8, 2019

An association of the complement protein collectin-11 with the pathophysiology of Chagas disease, and the case of the Child With Retinal Granuloma. Image credit: Toxocara canis by Ben Liffner