Gregory Damhorst, PhD



Completed Degrees:
B.S. Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2009)
M.S. Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2013)
Ph.D. Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2015)

In Progress:
M.D., University of Illinois at Chicago (expected 2018)

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Interests:
Infectious disease, internal medicine, HIV/AIDS, point-of-care diagnostics, global health, sepsis, biosensors

Active Grants and Fellowships:
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD Fellows (F30), "Microchip virus detection platforms for point-of-care HIV/AIDS diagnostics," NIH NIAID, 2014
Medical Student Award, "Calculation of community viral load as an indicator for HIV programs in Champaign County Illinois," HIV Medicine Association, 2016

Past Grants and Fellowships:
Global engagement collaboration with University YMCA, "International global health partnership," University YMCA, 2013
Focal Point Grant, Graduate College, UIUC:
     • "Illinois-Njala Global Health Partnership," 2014-2015
     • "Global Health Initiative at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign", 2011-2012
O'Morchoe Leadership Fellowship College of Medicine, UIUC:
     • "Global health partnership building, Njala, Sierra Leone," 2013
     • "Global public health seminar series," 2012
     • "International global health experience, Cape Coast, Ghana," 2011
Roy J Carver Fellowship, College of Engineering, UIUC, 2010-2011
Illinois Distinguished Fellowship, Graduate College, UIUC, 2010-2013
Lorella M. Jones Fellowship, Department of Physics, UIUC, 2009

Honors and Awards:
Volunteerism & Community Service Award, Illinois Southern Chapter of the American College of Physicians, 2016
Central Illinois Business' 40 under 40, Central Illinois Business Magazine, 2015
Illinois International Graduate Achievement Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015
Second Place, University-Funded Research, Cozad New Venture Competition, 2014
Jean Cramer-Heuermann Peace with Justice Award, Wesley United Methodist Church and Foundation at the Univ. of IL, 2014
John Price Award for Volunteer Service to International Understanding, University YMCA, 2013
Phi Beta Kappa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UIUC, 2009
James Scholar Research and Inquiry-Based Activities Award, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UIUC, 2009
Dean's List, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UIUC, Fall 2006 - Spring 2009

Current Research: please see Research

Undergraduate Research:
Detector development for a precision measurement of the muon anomalous magnetic moment (g-2), UIUC and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, 2009-2010
Measurement of the proton spectrum following muon stopping in various target materials, UIUC and the Paul Scherrer Institute (Villigen, Switzerland), Summer 2009

Selected Employment History:
Researcher - Nuclear Physics Lab, Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) (2010)
Teaching Assistant - Department of Physics, UIUC (2009)



EXPERIENCE

Laboratory Skills:
Biology: mammalian cell culture, mammalian cell transfection, virus culture, microfluidics, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, reverse transcriptase quantitative polymerase chain reaction
Imaging: scanning electron microscopy, fluorescence microscopy
Microfabrication: photolithography, electron-beam evaporation, atomic layer deposition, plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition, inductively coupled plasma reactive-ion etching, focused ion beam lithography

Healthcare Certifications and Experience:
Phlebotomy Technician, since March 11, 2012
Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (Supervisor since 2010) Illini Emergency Medical Services, Urbana, IL (2008-2014)
Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (Triage) Champaign County Christian Health Center, Champaign, IL (2008-2013)
Medical Office Assistant Hope Community Health Center, Champaign, IL (2009-2010)

Leadership Experience:
Founder, Director (2012-2015), Board Member (2012-present), Illini Fighting Hunger, Urbana, IL
Student Director, Global Health Initiative at the University of Illinois, Urbana, IL (2011-2014)
Better Together Campaign Coach, Interfaith Youth Core, Chicago, IL (2010-2012)
President/Treasurer/Steering Committee, Interfaith in Action, Champaign, IL (2006-2012)

Professional Memberships
American College of Physicians, Medical Student Member, 2014-present
American Medical Association, Student Member, 2015-present
American Physical Society, Student Member, 2009; 2012-2013
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Student Member, 2013-2014
Biophysical Society, Student Member, 2010
Biomedical Engineering Society, Student Member, 2013-present
IEEE, Student Member, 2014-present
Infectious Disease Society of America, Student Member, 2014-present

Additional Training Experience:
NSF/NSC Biosensing-Bioactuation Summer School, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (July, 2010)
I-Corps, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (February-March, 2014)



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