The chemistry major researched how bacteria use enzymatic syntheses to make compounds.
On Saturday, September 19, student researchers showcased their summer work at a daylong event that included two poster sessions and student talks.
Working in the lab of Assistant Professor Lou Charkoudian ’03, the chemistry major helped create a type II polyketide catalog, which identified 78 polyketides of known producing sequence and structure and indexed key pieces of information about each of these molecules.
The history and chemistry double major completed two different theses, both related in some way to environmental science.
Max Findley’s work for the aquatic geochemistry laboratory at the University of Michigan will take him to Toolik Field Station, a research base in the far north of Alaska, to collect and analyze samples.