Greg Damhorst is currently an M.D./Ph.D. student in the Medical Scholars Program where he's pursuing a doctorate in bioengineering. In December 2010, Greg was announced as one of four Engineering students selected as winners of the 10th Annual Roy J. Carver Fellowships in Engineering. Being a Carver Fellow reinforces the notion of excellence, through providing technologies for the benefit of society, says Greg. His current research with Professor Rashid Bashir involves developing a point-of-care HIV diagnostic device to be used in global and resource-limited health settings which employs microfluidic technology to perform a CD4+ T Cell count and viral load measurement, out in the field.
"My focus is a career at the intersection of medicine and engineering, and the Carver Fellowship carries with it the responsibility to use ones talent for the betterment of others through innovation, in continuing the legacy of other Fellows."
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