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Daniel Michel, PhD

Senior Lecturer

Director of the College of Pharmacy Learning Lab

Pharmacy Practice and Science

203 Parks Hall

Professional Interests

Dr. Michel directs the College of Pharmacy Learning Lab at COSI. A molecular genetics researcher by training, his career subsequently branched into science education and outreach. His current research interest is how the public understand and interact with the healthcare system, especially their pharmacy care. His lab also offers inquiry-driven, interactive outreach for COSI guests focused on using pharmacology to teach foundational STEM concepts, including science literacy. Lastly, his public-facing lab provides an ideal setting to train his undergraduate students to be the next generation of great science communicators.


Dr. Michel’s educational background includes a BS in Biological Sciences from Ohio Northern University, a PhD in Molecular Genetics from the University of Cincinnati and a postdoctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University within the Collaborative for STEM Education and Outreach. He joined The Ohio State University in 2022, as a lecturer for the Center for Life Sciences Education. He is currently a senior lecturer at the College of Pharmacy in the Division of Pharmacy Practice and Science, where he serves as the director of the College of Pharmacy Learning Lab at COSI.


  • 2015, PhD Molecular Genetics, University of Cincinnati
  • 2008, BS Biological Science, Ohio Northern University
  • 2016-2019, Post-doctoral Fellowship, Vanderbilt University