Daniel DelloStritto is a 6th Year MD/PhD Student at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) located in Rootstown, Ohio. He received his B.S. in Integrated Life Sciences at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Currently, he is pursuing his degree in the Department of Integrated Medical Sciences under the direction of Dr. Ian Bratz. At NEOMED, Daniel is one of the first to pursue a dual-degree and has been highly active on campus. Nationally, he has been involved with the American Physician Scientists Association beginning in 2011 as a member of the events committee. Currently, he is the President of APSA.
Daniel’s Ph.D. focuses on ion channel control of blood flow in diabetes. He studies the ion channel Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) and how reactive oxygen species alters endothelial function. Specifically, he is interested in the role of lipid peroxidation products to alter TRPV1 function and ultimately endothelial function. His project is currently supported by and American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship.