Gregory Damhorst

Department Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago

Gregory Damhorst is in the Medical Scholars (MD/PhD) program, where he is training to become, as he explains, a “physician-scientist at the intersection of technology and clinical service.”  His doctoral research was in the Department of Bioengineering, and his dissertation focused on developing a low-cost, easy-to-use device for monitoring HIV infection with the goal of helping combat the spread of AIDS in the developing world through better diagnostics.  Damhorst is a recipient of the prestigious Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) from the National Institutes of Health, a six-year fellowship that supports students in the life and health-related sciences.  “The NRSA made it possible for me to get involved with all of these initiatives.  I’ve been able to do things that have been valuable beyond the lab and the classroom,” he says.

Education M.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, expected 2018; Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015