Credentials: PhD student
Klay received his BS degrees in Food Science and Forensic Chemistry from University of California, Davis and his MS degree in Food Science from The Ohio State University prior to joining the Bolling research group in January 2022. His previous research mentors include Dr. Selina Wang and Dr. Bruce German from UC Davis, Dr. Michael Gore from Cornell University, and Dr. Devin Peterson from Ohio State. Klay is interested in understanding the chemical, functional and nutritional properties of food components, and enhancing the ability of foods to deliver improved health outcomes. Currently, Klay is studying the bioavailability and metabolism of aronia berry polyphenols.
In his free time, Klay enjoys cooking, playing board games, attending live concerts and comedy shows, and watching Ohio State football. Klay dreams of having his own LEGO room and snooker room before retirement.