Damon grew up in California but keeps finding himself back on the east coast. He did his undergraduate degree in physics and worked with Sam Wang on analyzing mammalian brain architecture. He spent the year before graduate school as a Princeton-in-Africa Fellow for the International Rescue Committee, working on grants, needs assessments, and map-making in Somaliland. As a graduate student in physics, he worked in Aravi Samuel’s lab on quantitative approaches to measuring C. elegans behavior and neural activity. He briefly got back to California to work in Tom Clandinin’s lab, where he began studying visual motion processing in Drosophila. He is happiest when playing around with new fly projects here at Yale. His CV is here.