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Name: Devanik B.

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

Anticipated Major: Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Biology

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? I did research regarding the nation’s top research universities and best schools to study neuroscience and Johns Hopkins was consistently ranked in the top. My research ideologies align with Johns Hopkins University’s modus operandi: “The truth will set you free.”

Who is the most influential person in your life? My sister

If you could teach one class at Hopkins, what would it be? (already exists or invented by you!) Combining Fields of Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience: Creating Efficient Diagnostic Tools for Accurate Diagnoses of Neurodegenerative Diseases

What fictional character (Hermione Granger, Holden Caulfield, etc.) do you most relate to or most closely represents you as a person? Sasuke Uchiha

What is the accomplishment you’re most proud of? 1st Place Award from Drug Chemical and Associated Technologies at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins? Conducting novel research alongside world-class neuroscience experts

What book, album/song, or TV show has had a profound influence on your life? MIC Drop by BTS

What crazy invention would you love to design? A simple yet highly efficient microfluidic chip that can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease within minutes

What do you hope to get involved in on campus? Reaching out to the Baltimore community and promoting the benefits of research

Complete this sentence: “I would not be here on this journey to Hopkins if it weren’t for _________________________ (person/place/thing/experience/etc.).” Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (dream big!) Pursuing a MD/PhD at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

What are you most excited to do in Baltimore? Visit the Inner Harbor and positively impact the community