Dr. Daniel P. Regan

Dr. Daniel P. Regan
Fellow, Janne E. Nolan Center on Strategic Weapons

Dr. Daniel P. Regan is a Fellow at the Janne E. Nolan Center on Strategic Weapons (The Nolan Center), an
institute of the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR). Dr. Regan’s background is in biomedical engineering, focused
on pathogen collection, detection, and mitigation. Before he joined The Nolan Center, he spent ten
years conducting biomedical research. Previously, he was a National Research Council Postdoctoral
Associate sited at the U.S. Naval Research Lab, where he synthesized antimicrobial cyclic peptides to
combat opportunistic organisms on material surfaces. His doctoral studies focused on the development
of platforms to improve upon the handling and manipulation of air- and water- borne biological samples
for biological threat analysis. He was awarded the Dr. Susan J. Hunter Presidential Research Impact
Award for his efforts addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, where he served on the University of Maine’s
COVID-19 Response Committee and adapted his research to focus on the capture of airborne SARS-CoV-
2 particulates.

Dr. Regan holds a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of Maine’s Graduate School of
Biomedical Science and Engineering, and a B.S. in bioprocess engineering with a minor in molecular
biology from Miami University.