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Student Spotlight - Matt Lordo

Marcus Harrigan 

Matt Lordo
Cancer Immunology
Worthington, OH








Research interests:

Innate immunity, Natural Killer and Innate Lymphoid Cell Biology, Oncolytic Viruses

​Awards, honors:

-University Fellowship

-MSTP Leadership and Academic Achievement Award

-Summa cum laude with honors research distinction, OSU

-Pelotonia Undergraduate Fellowship

-2nd place, Denman Undergraduate Research Forum

-Maximus Scholarship

Long term goals/aspirations:

My long term goal is to balance an academic and clinical career as a pathologist by studying and designing innovative new ways to harness the body’s immune system for therapeutic purposes.

​Post MSTP Training dream job:

Pathology residency at a top tier academic medical center


What you enjoy outside of school:

I play baritone in a community brass band (Dublin Silver Band). Through this group I have traveled to the UK and am planning to travel with them to France and England in the summer of 2019! I also enjoy watching Netflix and cable TV. 

A talent you have always wanted:

To be able to circular breathe

Favorite book:

     The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Favorite quote:

“The heart pumps what it gets” by Mark Ziolo

Can't live without:

The love and support of my family

If you weren't in MSTP, what would you be doing now?

If I wasn’t in science I probably would have gotten a music degree and pursued that as a career​