Johns Hopkins Neuroscience Scholars Program (JHNSP)

JHNSP is a multi-year program dedicated to mentoring underrepresented minority (URM) and deaf or hard-of-hearing (D/HH) undergraduates. It provides students with an in-depth exposure to neuroscience research as they prepare for a career path toward a PhD or MD/PhD in neuroscience. Participants attend professional development workshops, perform 10 weeks of intensive summer research, and network with other students. Throughout the academic year, scholars receive individualized advising. Additional information about the program can be found here.

Ryleigh Board, Campbellsville University, Campbellsville, KY, Summer 2019
Neuroscience mentor: Juan Huang in the laboratory of Xiaoqin Wang
Project: Melanocytes and lipofuscin in the stria vascularis in juvenile and aged mice

Jennifer Hinton, Mississippi State University, Summer 2019 & Summer 2020
Neuroscience mentor: Dwight Bergles and Uli Mueller
Project: Various strategies with electroporation enhance pre-onset hearing cochlea transfection

Montrell Vass, Stevenson University, Pikesville, MD, Summer 2019
Neuroscience mentor: John Krakauer
Project: Level of response conflict influences action initiation but not preparation

Elias Wojahn, University of Minnesota, Summer 2019
Neuroscience mentor: Kathleen Cullen
Project: CIB2 protein mutations in mice