danMy name is Dan Koboldt; I’m a writer, bowhunter, and scientist living in the Midwest.

Fiction Writing

I write novels in the fantasy & science fiction genres of speculative fiction. My agent and I are currently seeking publication for THE ROGUE RETRIEVAL, a completed adult fantasy novel about a Vegas stage magician who takes high-tech illusions of magic into a medieval world that has the real thing. Please visit the writing page for more information. I’m also the host of #SFFpit, a twice-yearly Twitter pitching party for authors of sci-fi/fantasy who are seeking representation or publication.

Archery and Bowhunting

I’m an avid bowhunter, and enjoy pursuing deer and turkey in the Midwest. Read more about my archery, woodcraft, and hunting exploits at In Search of Whitetails.

Genetics Research

For the last decade, I have worked as a research scientist in the field of human genetics and genomics. Currently I manage the human genetics group of the Genome Institute at Washington University in St. Louis. Our group uses next-generation DNA sequencing technologies to uncover the genetic basis of inherited diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, cancer, and diabetes. Please see my research page for more information.

You can also read about my work and the impact of next-generation DNA sequencing on my work-related blog, Massgenomics.


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