Jason NielsonMitochondrial Disease
Jason Nielson received his B.S. in Biochemistry from Brigham Young University in 2010 and his Ph.D in Biochemistry from the University of Utah in 2016. Upon completing his graduate work, Jason was a post-doctoral researcher in Randy Peterson’s lab in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Utah where he used zebrafish to identify small molecules that can protect against metabolic dysfunction caused by genetic lesions or chemicals. Currently, Jason works for BioFire Defense helping to develop in vitro diagnostic tools for the detection of human pathogens.