Dan McCalley

Dan McCalley, PhD (he/him) is a postdoctoral fellow in in Dr. Claudia Padula’s lab within the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences department. Dan completed his graduate training in neuroscience at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) under the direction of Dr. Colleen Hanlon. His research aims to further the development of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) as a therapeutic tool for individuals with Alcohol Use Disorder. He is particularly interested in leveraging patient-level, multimodal neuroimaging (functional MRI, structural MRI, diffusion weighted imaging) to optimize TMS parameters for AUD and improve treatment outcomes. He is committed to developing an impactful research portfolio, developing skills to excel as a mentor, and increasing LGBTQIA+ visibility/representation in academia. Outside of research, Dan enjoys traveling, hiking, tending to his plants, and spending time with friends and family.