Dr Daniel Horton

Reader in Veterinary Virology

Dan graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Cambridge, UK, with an intercalated MA in zoology in 2002. After a period in mixed and second opinion exotic animal veterinary practice he completed an MSc in Wild Animal Health in London in 2005. He then undertook a PhD working at Cambridge University, the APHA and CDC Atlanta USA, on zoonotic viral diseases of wildlife.

He completed his PhD in 2009 and joined the Virology Department at APHA Weybridge, undertaking surveillance and research programs for viral diseases of wildlife. Since February 2014 he has been at the School of Veterinary Medicine as a Lecturer, promoted to Senior Lecturer and then Reader in Veterinary Virology, continuing research into zoonotic viral diseases and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is School Research Director, member of the School Senior Management Team, School Operations Committee and Athena Swan Implementation Team.

Daniel is also a lead NTD researcher at the University of Surrey.