Jason studies the mechanisms of lipotoxicity, specifically, how the cell adapts and responds to saturated fatty acids. He is especially interested in the cell biology and biochemistry of desaturation reactions during SFA insult and the cellular fate when these pathways are disrupted.
After completing a B.S. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of California in Los Angeles, he joined Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health and Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Jason joined the Farese and Walther lab in 2017 to pursue his PhD in the departments of Molecular Metabolism and Cell Biology. His scientific interests include: signaling, cancer lipid metabolism, lipid synthesis, ER stress and cell physiology. During his free time he enjoys lifting weights, fantasy sports, basketball and video games.
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