The Mays Group: Summer 2016

Chase Klingaman

Hometown: Mitchell, SD
Major(s): ACS Biochemistry

From the tourist death trap that is the Corn Palace City, otherwise known as Mitchell, SD, Chase will be a junior at Augustana University this coming fall, majoring in ACS Biochemistry with a minor in Modern Foreign Languages. He is pretty busy on campus, through tutoring chemistry students and working as a teacher's assistant in the lab. In his free time, he enjoys disc golfing, fishing, watching the world's greatest team, the New England Patriots, among other things. After undergraduate studies, Chase hopes to attend medical school to pursue a possible career in pediatric nephrology. Chase's research for the summer of 2016 involves the continued evaluation of the  myrosinase-catalyzed hydrolysis of 2,2-diphenylethyl glucosinolate using a HPLC assay from the previous summer, along with continued Nic Cage shenanigans.

Matthew Wagner

Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD
Major(s): ACS Biochemistry

Returning as a junior ACS Biochemistry major at Augustana University, this is Matt's second summer working with Dr. Mays. He is originally from Sioux Falls, SD, and is involved on campus as a linebacker for the Augustana Vikings, president of Pre-Med club, and much more. Matt enjoys spending time hanging out with friends and occasionally watching the next hit series on Netflix. He hopes to attend medical school after his time at Augustana, so that he can pursue a career in orthopedics. Matt’s research for the 2016 summer focused on the analysis of myrosinase-catalyzed hydrolysis of 2,2-diphenylethyl glucosinolate using the HPLC assay developed in the Mays Group.