34 Will Childs-Klein
34 Will Childs-Klein
Height: 6-11
Weight: 225
Year: Fr.
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
High School: Ladue
Position: C

2011-12: Made his first career appearance against Lyndon State, scored five points, grabbed three rebounds and had two blocks in 12 minutes.

Before Yale: First team all-conference and all-district selection as a senior at Ladue High School… Averaged 18.3 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks… Earned first team all-conference honors as a junior and was a second team all-district selection… Academic all-state selection as a senior… Helped Ladue to the 2011 Fox High School Tournament championship… Played for the St. Louis Eagles AAU team… Teammates with the Eagles included Brad Beal, who will play at Florida, Ben McLemore, who will play at Kansas and Roosevelt Jones, who will play at Butler in addition to Yale classmate Javier Duren.  

Personal: Father John played basketball at Yale under Joe Vancisin… Volunteered at St. Louis chapter of Alzheimer’s Foundation… Worked in the biochemistry and molecular biophysics department at Washington University in St. Louis in the summer before arriving at Yale. The lab focused on improving DNA sequencing technology through the use of Total Internal Reflection Microscopy (TIRF), a method of capturing video of individual macro-molecules in real time. It is used to detect discrepancies in wavelength or pulse frequency of ultra-violet light fluoresced by a modified enzyme during the process of DNA polymerization.The project's goal is to reduce the time required to sequence a human genome from a matter of days to a matter of hours and to reduce the current cost of genome sequencing ($10,000+) by a factor of 10.This will allow for testing for predispositions to certain genetic and hereditary diseases and allow physicians to take preventative measures... Son of John Klein and Liz Childs.

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