Dr. Daryl Meling is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Comparative Biosciences and has worked with the College for 11 years.
Can you give us a description of your role at the college?
For the past 1 ½ years I have been working with Dr. Jodi Flaws in Comparative Biosciences (CB). We do
reproductive toxicology studies with phthalates and other toxicants.
Have you held other titles or responsibilities at the college?
My previous positions at Vet Med have also been in CB (formerly VB). I was in the lab of Dr. Paul Cooke
for 5 years, then later worked with Dr. Marie-Claude Hofmann. My PhD thesis work was done in the Das
Lab through the Biochemistry Department; my fellow students from that group remain good friends.
What is your favorite part of your job?
All of the people in my current lab are great to work with. When the weather is warm there is a group that
plays ultimate frisbee on Fridays after work sometimes. (Let me know if you might like to join us!)
Tell us about your most memorable day at work!
It was being on the stage with fellow graduates and my professors following completion of my degree.
What would your coworkers be surprised to learn about your life outside of work?
My coworkers know that I like music, sports, church activities, and spending time with family.
Do you have any pets?
We had a 16-year-old Lab/pointer mix named Cowboy. He became ill unexpectedly and then passed on
April 10. His favorite activity was exploring the prairie near our house.