Jay Ramsay

Effect of Blueberries on Antioxidant Gene Expression

Obese individuals have significantly greater amount of damage in their DNA compared to lean individuals, however the consumption of blueberries has been shown to decrease that damage in obese. I will be trying to figure out the mechanism by which blueberries reduce the amount of DNA damage.

Message to Sponsor

This program has given me the ability to get published in a scientific journal by providing the support needed to work full time in my lab. I am sincerely thankful for the SURF program, my research mentor, and the Rose Hills Foundation for their support.
  • Major: Integrative Biology
  • Sponsor: Rose Hills
  • Mentor: Bruce Ames, Molecular and Cell Biology