Jennifer Hinton is a rising senior in the field of biomedical engineering at Mississippi State University. For the past three summers, she has researched under the guidance of Dr. Dwight Bergles. This past summer she focused on reviewing the role of purinergic receptors in the developing inner ear and analyzed its genetic expression from public single-cell RNA sequencing data.
Quote: “The past three summers with this program have been a blessing. Not only has this experience increased my knowledge and drive to pursue a career in auditory research, it has also given me invaluable connections with my mentors and lab members, and endless inspiration from other interns. The Johns Hopkins Neuroscience Scholars program has given me a support system and shown my worth as a hard of hearing student, and I am truly grateful for the friendships I have formed here.”