Jason is a rock star graduate student in the lab. As an undergraduate, he studied biochemistry at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. He became interested in biomolecular interactions after completing a summer REU at the University at Buffalo investigating the binding of zinc complexes to DNA. After entering graduate school at Notre Dame, he joined Dr. Baker’s lab to continue to study biomolecular interactions. His research focuses on how the peptide ligand bound by the major histocompatibility complex molecule (MHC) tunes the dynamics of the MHC, and in turn, how this might impact recognition of the MHC by immune receptors and further downstream effects. When he finds time, Jason enjoys a game of basketball or volleyball, or anything else that involves running around.