Nick Lopreiato is from Rockville, Maryland. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Biology in 2009. Outside of the lab he enjoyed being a residential adviser, hosting his own radio show, and participating in various theatrical productions on campus. Nick went on to pursue his MD at Georgetown University.
Roberts B.E., M.L. Duennwald, H. Wang, C. Chung, N.P. Lopreiato, E.A. Sweeny, M.N. Knight and J. Shorter. (2009). A synergistic small-molecule combination directly eradicates diverse prion strain structures. Nat. Chem. Biol. 5(12):936-946. pdf file link