2016 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Anonymous Donor
Mentor: Alan Cheng, Medicine (Otolaryngology)

Juleh is studying inner ear progenitor cells that are capable of regenerating lost sensory cells, which are required for hearing and balance functions. By damaging sensory cells in transgenic mice and staining for various markers in these progenitors, Juleh plans on mapping the steps of sensory cell regeneration in mammals. Through this work, she hopes to build the foundation of finding a cure for hearing loss and balance dysfunction in humans.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 24, 2016:

In Vivo Characterization of Murine Inner Ear Hair Cell Progenitors

Juleh Eide1, Patrick J. Atkinson1, Alan G. Cheng1
[Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery1, Stanford University]