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Jason Saba

 Jason Saba 

 

 

 

 

Name: Johnson (Jason) Saba

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Research interests: neuroscience, stress effects on health, protein shape & function

Major: Biochemistry

Minor: Physics

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