SURF

Jay Ramsay

Blue Berry Trial

The purpose of the experiment is to understand why obese people are four times as likely chance of getting cancer as non-obese people. We believe blue berries contain valuable nutrients that are absent in obese people’s diets and cause cancer. This experiment will measure the effect that blue berry consumption has on DNA damage levels and mitochondrial efficiency. High DNA damage and low mitochondrial efficiency have shown to be influential factors for cancer development.

Message to Sponsor

I am extremely appreciative of this opportunity that has been made possible by the generosity of the Rose Hills Foundation. I look forward to a rigorous summer of research experience. This life-changing experience will not only allow me to pursue my passion of scientific research, but also contribute to the fight against cancer and obesity.
  • Major: Integrative Biology
  • Sponsor: SURF Rose Hills fellow
  • Mentor: Bruce Ames, Molecular and Cell Biology