2011 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Judith Frydman, Professor of Biology

Jake Wang, a rising senior, is studying biology at Stanford. His research interests include protein folding, aggregation mechanisms and molecular pathways. Under the tutelage of Dr. Joachimiak in the Frydman lab, Jake is exploring the role of chaperones in neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington’s disease. Jake has lived in China, the Netherlands, as well as Colorado, Kentucky and Massachusetts but only roots for Boston sports teams. He hopes to attend medical school after graduation.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 17, 2011:

Huntingtin Protein Remodeling by the Eukaryotic Chaperonin TRiC/CCT

Jake Wang, Koning Shen, Lukasz Joachimiak, Judith Frydman
[Departments of Biology, Stanford University]