Jing Zheng serves as an Associate Professor at the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. She received her Ph.D. degree from Michigan State University, USA, where her thesis research was focus the role of mechanical tension in the regulation of axonal regeneration. Following her postdoctoral training in molecular biology with Dr. Kelly Mayo, she jointed Dr. Peter Dallos’s Laboratory, where she investigated the molecular basis of the cochlear amplifier. She became a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University in 2001 and joined Northwestern University Medical School in 2009. The long-term goal of her laboratory is to identify and investigate proteins that play important roles in mammalian hearing, thus to enrich our understanding of cochlear physiology, and to further develop a better strategy to prevent hearing loss. Currently, the research efforts of her laboratory are focused on understanding the molecular mechanism of several proteins. She holds a joint appointment in the Interdepartmental Neurosciences Program and is a Fellow of the Hugh Knowles Center.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011