Jeremiah Pate is a sophomore at the University of Arizona, where he is majoring in Biochemistry. His dedication to research has been recognized at state and international levels. Jeremiah was recognized as the 2015 Arizona Future Innovator of the Year. In 2017, he was awarded the Dudley R. Herschbach Award and Best of Category in Translational Medical Science for his Parkinson’s disease research at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Pate’s development of an algorithm to identify proteins associated with possible neurodegenerative disease treatment led to the modification of small heat shock proteins to curb alpha-synuclein aggregation. Using this method, Jeremiah successfully reversed Parkinson’s disease in Drosophila; he will continue his research in the fall. Jeremiah recently represented the United States as a guest at the 2017 Nobel Prize ceremonies in Stockholm, Sweden and at the first Forbes Under 30 Global Summit in Israel. Jeremiah worked in the lab in the summer of 2018.





Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
University of Pennsylvania