Matthew W. Gorr, BS
Matt received his BS in biology from The Ohio State University in June 2008. Matt is set to graduate with his MS in ecology from the University of Toledo this December, where he worked with designing a treatment wetland system for removing arsenic from water. As a research assistant in Dr. Loren Wold’s laboratory in the Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research, he is currently working on the effects of air pollution and diabetes on the heart. Matt intends to begin a PhD program and continue his work with Dr. Wold.
Andrew MacMillan, BS
Andrew received his BS in psychology from The Ohio State University in June 2010. He began working with Dr. Wold in the fall of 2007. As an undergraduate, he received a summer research fellowship to study the effects of particulate matter on the heart. As a research aide in Dr. Loren Wold’s laboratory in the Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary research, he continues his work on the effects of air pollution on the heart within diabetic rat and mouse models. Andrew intends to enter medical school and pursue an M.D. degree in the near future.
James D. Rodeman
Jim is currently an undergraduate at the Ohio State University in the Biological studies field. He began working with Dr. Wold in the spring of 2008. As a research aide in the Lab he helps study the effects of particulate matter on cardiomyocyte function. He intends on graduating in the spring of 2011 with a BS in biology and a minor in psychology. In the long run he hopes to pursue a D.O. degree.
Christina Velten, MD
Christina received her MD at the University Hospital of Bonn, Germany in 2004. After 4 years of residency in general surgery at the Sana-Klinikum of Remscheid, Germany she moved with her husband to Columbus, Ohio. She started working with Dr. Wold in February 2010. Currently she is working on the effects of particulate matter on the diabetic heart. Christina will have her second baby in January and plans to return to work after a short break.
Dane J. Youtz
Dane received his BS in biology from Ohio Dominican University in May 2008. He has been working as a research assistant with Dr. Loren Wold since that fall and has aided in the progression of research of air pollution and diabetes, specifically in the heart.