Matt Schaich is a 2016-2020 Self Graduate Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He received a B.S. (2014) in biochemistry and a B.A. (2014) in music from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His current research interest include using X-ray crystallpgrapgy to visualize DNA repair on the atomic level in Dr. Bret Freudenthal's laboratory of genome maintenance and structural biology. Matt hopes that advancements in understanding how DNA damage is processed will lead to new treatments for cancer and aging.
Mentor: Bret D. Freudenthal, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, KUMC