Dr Daniel Ranson

Dan is also a passionate mental health advocate using both lived experiences and literature to fuel his works. Dan is co-responsible for the academic mental wellness initiative Voices of Academia (VOA); VOA can be found on Twitter with its 15.3k followers (May 2022) where we share a bi-weekly blog and podcast episode, that shares the lived experiences of people from all areas of academia on a variety of different stories. Please visit voicesofacademia.com to find all blog/podcast posts.

Molecular and Pharmacological Studies of the Role of the GABAergic System in Alcohol Induced Behaviours in Drosophila Models of Addiction


Mr Daniel Ranson

PhD Student

Daniel is qualified HCPC and IBMS registered Biomedical Scientist after graduating from the University of East London with a 1st class honour degree. After a brief period working in the Royal London Hospital, Daniel focussed and specialised in identifying the molecular mechanisms of alcohol related addicitve behaviours in the Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) by completing a Master of Research degree (MRes) at the University of East London. Daniel was generously awarded a PhD studentship from the Society for the Study of Addiction in 2017, and he is currently building upon his MRes work by undertaking a PhD under the supervison of Dr Stefano Casalotti. Daniel is focussing on contributing further to understanding the molecular mechanisms of alcohol related behaviours in the Drosophila melanogaster.