Vayu Maini Rekdal

Vayu is a second year student in the Molecules, Cells and Organisms PhD program. He is fascinated by how gut microbes degrade ingested drugs and dietary components to influence human pharmacology and nutrition. He is currently studying enzymes that metabolize dietary polyphenols and drugs containing a common structural motif, with the long-term goal of finding novel metabolic pathways linked to human health and disease. Outside lab, he works as a private chef and runs a non-profit organization using cooking to teach science to underserved youth.

B.A., Carleton College