Curriculum Vitae


  • University of Oregon - Bachelor of Science in Biology with an emphasis in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology and minors in chemistry and music (2015-2019)
  • University of Oregon - PhD in Molecular Biology (2021-Present)

Research and Professional Experience

  • Research Assistant - Biology and the Built Environment Center (2018-Present)
  • Research Assistant/Laboratory Technician - Westerfield Laboratory (2019-2020)


  • Ongoing Science Communication, outreach, and Education
  • Peer Review/Manuscript Review - ORCID
    • PLOS one
    • mSystems

Professional Memberships

  1. Microbes and Social Equity Working Group (2019-Present)
  2. American Society for Microbiology (2018-Present)

Honors and Awards

  1. University of Oregon Innovation Award (2021) - Institute for Health in the Built Environment


  1. Ishaq SL, Parada FJ, Wolf PG, Bonilla CY, Carney MA, Benezra A, Wissel E, Friedman M, DeAngelis KM, Robinson JM, Fahimipour AK, Manus MB, Grieneisen L, Dietz LG, Pathak A, Chauhan A, Kuthyar S, Stewart JD, Dasari MR, Nonnamaker E, Choudoir M, Horve PF, Zimmerman NB, Kozik AJ, Darling KW, Romero-Olivares AL, Hariharan J, Farmer N, Maki KA, Collier JL, O’Doherty KC, Letourneau J, Kline J, Moses PL, Morar N. 2021. Introducing the Microbes and Social Equity Working Group: considering the microbial components of social, environmental, and health justice. mSystems 6:e00471-21. (2021)
  2. Horve, P.F., Dietz,L., Northcutt, D., Stenson, J., Van Den Wymelenberg, K.G. 2021. Evaluation of a Bioaerosol Sampler for Indoor Environmental Surveillance of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2. In Review. Preprint:
  3. Mhuireach, G. Á., Dietz, L., Griffiths, W., Horve, P. F., Laguerre, A., Northcutt, D., … & Van Den Wymelenberg, K. (2021). Differing effects of four building materials on viable bacterial communities and VOCs. Developments in the Built Environment.
  4. Horve PF, Dietz L, Fretz M, Constant DA, Wilkes A, Townes JM, Martindale RG, Messer WB, Van Den Wymelenberg K. 2020. Identification of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Healthcare Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Units. Indoor Air. (2021)
  5. Horve PF, Kline J, Dietz L, Mhuireach GA, Youtsey K, Eng K, Hartmann E, Ishaq S, Fahimipour A, Siemens K, Wilson H, Siemens A, Van Den Wymelenberg K. 2020. Antimicrobial chemicals and Indoor Microbiomes. In Preparation.
  6. Hermesch A, Horve P, Edelman A, Dietz L, Constant D, Fretz M, Messer W, Martindale R, Van Den Wymelenberg K. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV- 2) Environmental Contamination and Childbirth. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 10.1097/AOG.0000000000004112. Impact 4.982. (2020)
  7. Horve PF, Dietz LG, Ishaq SI, Kline J, Fretz M, Van Den Wymelenberg. 2020. Viable Bacterial communities on hospital window components in patient room. PeerJ - The Journal of Life and Environmental Sciences. Impact 2.38. (2020)
  8. Dietz L, Horve PF, Coil DA, Fretz M, Eisen JA, Van Den Wymelenberg K. 2020. 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: built environment considerations to reduce transmission. mSystems 5:e00245-20. Impact 6.280. (2020)
  9. Velazquez S., Griffiths W., Dietz L., Horve P., Nunez, S., Hu, J., Shen, J., Fretz, M., Bi, C., Xu, Y., Van Den Wymelenberg, K.G., Hartmann, E.M., Ishaq, S.L. 2019. From one species to another: A review on the interaction of chemistry and microbiology in relation to cleaning in the built environment. Indoor Air 26(6):875-1049. Impact 4.71. (2019)
  10. Horve, P.F., Lloyd, S., Mhuireach, G.A., Dietz, L., Fretz, M., MacCrone, G., Van Den Wymelenberg, K., Ishaq, S.L. 2019. Building Upon Current Knowledge of Indoor Microbiology to Construct the Next Era of Research into Microorganisms, Health, and the Built Environment. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 30:219–235. Healthy Buildings special issue. Impact 2.927. (2019)

Public Presentations

  1. “Microbiology and the Built Environment”, virtual presentation. Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Guest Lecture Series. November 3, 2020. Co-Presented with Dr. Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg.

Conference Proceedings

  1. Christopher Lee, Alexandria Lichtl, Amelia Fitterer, Patrick Horve. “Utility of Plain Radiographs for the Evaluation of Shoulder Pain and Implications for Telemedicine.” American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine-Arthroscopy Association of North America Combined 2021 Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN. June 2021.
  2. [Cancelled due to COVID-19] Horve, P.F., Dietz, L., Ishaq, S.L., Fretz, M., Van Den Wymelenberg, K. “Characterization of Viable Microbial Communities on Healthcare Associated Window Components.” American Society for Microbiology Microbe 2020, Chicago, IL. Jun 2020.
  3. [Cancelled due to COVID-19] Horve, P.F., Dietz, L., Ishaq, S.L., Fretz, M., Van Den Wymelenberg, K. “Characterization of Viable Microbial Communities on Healthcare Associated Window Components.” 2020 Microbiology of the Built Environment (MoBE) Gordon Research Conference, Andover, NH. Jun 2020.