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STEM Ambassadors

The STEM Ambassador Program began in 2016 as a training program for a small cohort of University of Utah scientists. Since then, we have grown to work with over 170 graduate students, post-docs, faculty, staff, and undergraduate students. Scroll down to learn about the scientists who have participated. Contact us if you would like to reach out to a STEM Ambassador.

Note that many Ambassador bios were uploaded when the Ambassador joined the program and may not be current.

Vincent Mays

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Vincent Mays is in the Horvath Lab at the University of Utah, where he studies the structure and biochemistry of MutY, a DNA repair enzyme. He is interested in MutY’s activity on RNA/DNA duplexes and the biological and biotechnological impact of this interaction. In addition to research, Vincent is interested in connecting people of faith with science and demonstrating how the two are synergist, not antagonistic. He hopes to utilize the STEM Ambassador program toward this cause and to help scientists better understand how to communicate with people of faith. Vincent spends his free time practicing jiu jitsu, outdoor adventuring, and discussing world views through the student organization Ratio Christi.