Dan's 2008 REU project was entitled "Investigating host feeding strategy as a determinant of gut microbial community profile in insects." His mentors were University of New Mexico, Deparment of Biology Professor Dr. Eric Toolson and Associate Professor Dr. Christina Takacs-Vesbach. Dan is also submitting his REU project (that he continued to work on after his REU had ended) for publication.
Dan Coleman graduated from the University of New Mexico in May of 2009 with a double major in Biology and Chemistry. He is currently a graduate student at the University of New Mexico working on an PhD. in Biology with Dr. Takacs-Vesbach.