Jason developed an experimental computer model of the dendritic trafficking and localization of beta-actin messenger RNA in the absence of one of its regulatory proteins. His data suggests that it is a very feasible model that may be used for other mRNA species as well.
Jason is one of forty teen researchers that have made it into the final phase of the 2014 Intel Science Talent Search.
In early March, this group will visit Washington, D.C., to present their research to judges and the public. The winners, to be announced at a black-tie gala, will share awards totaling $630,000. The top winner will take home $100,000.