Name: Johnson (Jason) Saba
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Research interests: neuroscience, stress effects on health, protein shape & function
Dreams: I want to understand the host response to chronic stress on a biochemical level. Chronic stress has taken a large toll on several members of my family. I suspect that key differences exist in pertinent stress-response proteins among different populations and that determining these differences may be the first step in tackling this largely ignored issue.
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Theodore Gries
Project Title: "Urea and Glycine Betaine as Probes of Protein Conformational Changes Accompanying Enzyme-Catalyzed Reactions