North Central College - Naperville, IL

Myron Wentz

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Biology major

Some scientists use their knowledge to change the world by advancing technology or by making new discoveries. Dr. Myron Wentz uses his scientific background to promote healing, and to help children.

Wentz graduated from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, with a degree in biology. After receiving his Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Utah, he developed the first commercially available test for diagnosing infection with the Epstein-Barr virus, one of the most common infectious diseases in the world. He went on to create two health-related, very successful enterprises, reflecting both his scientific expertise and his passion for healthy cell development and nutrition. And he has used his entrepreneurial success to promote the cause of children’s health throughout the world.