Danny Schissler

Danny SchisslerDanny Schissler

Research and Projects Coordinator, Friedman Lab

1300 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02131
Phone: 617.384.5631
Fax: 617.384.6596


BA Archaeology/Architectural Studies, Tufts University
MFA, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Research Interests

As research assistant in the Friedman Lab, I am involved with projects studying reproductive morphology and embryology in seed-bearing plants. Outside of the lab, I help coordinate the Tree Spotters and TreeVersity citizen science programs at the Arnold Arboretum, and regularly contribute science-based content to the Arboretum’s online and print publications. Previously, I worked as an intern in the Wolkovich Lab, a seasonal gardener on the grounds crew, and as a Hunnewell horticultural intern. My personal and professional interests lie at the intersection of nature and culture–a boundary that I explore through fine art and science outreach. I also enjoy hiking, climbing, bonsai, and hot sauce.

I earned my MFA in photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2014, and hold a BA in Archaeology and Architectural Studies from Tufts University. I am currently pursuing a Master of Liberal Arts in Sustainability and a certificate in Natural Resource Management from Harvard Extension School.