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Research Program Mentors

Polygence mentors are selected based on their exceptional academic background, teaching experience, and unique ability to inspire the next generation of innovative thinkers and industry leaders.

Biology
Joseph

Joseph

PhD

Expertise

Biomedical Engineering, Tissue Engineering, Cancer Research

Riya

Riya

PhD candidate

Expertise

Genomics, CRISPR-gene editing, genome architecture, social justice in STEM, Art in STEM, creative writing (poetry/short stories)

David

David

MD/PhD candidate

Expertise

Biology, chemistry, math, statistics, computer science

Avery

Avery

MD candidate

Expertise

Medicine, Religious studies, Ethics, Business

Jacquelyn

Jacquelyn

MPH

Expertise

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Public Health

Clara

Clara

PhD candidate

Expertise

neuroscience, molecular biology, psychiatry, essay writing

Kaitlin

Kaitlin

DNP candidate

Expertise

Public health, healthcare, child health policy, resilience, child development

Alexandra

Alexandra

MS candidate

Expertise

Ecology, conservation, ornithology, habitat management

Paul

Paul

PhD candidate

Expertise

Biomaterials, Drug Delivery, Tissue Engineering, Bioengineering, Cartilage, Chemistry, Protein Synthesis

Annamarie

Annamarie

PhD candidate

Expertise

Cancer biology, medical science and physiology, understanding human disease, scientific writing and education

Caitlin

Caitlin

MPhil

Expertise

computational biophysics, systems neuroscience, computational physics, soft matter physics

Benjamin

Benjamin

PhD

Expertise

Microbiology, General biology, Infectious disease

Stella

Stella

MD/PhD candidate

Expertise

Neuroscience, Metabolism

Nikhil

Nikhil

PhD candidate

Expertise

Machine Learning, Statistical Learning, Statistical Genetics, Functional Genomics

Daniel

Daniel

MD

Expertise

Medicine, Clinical medicine, Radiology, Interventional radiology, MRI, CT, Ultrasound

Ti'Air

Ti'Air

PhD

Expertise

biomedical engineering, neural engineering, neuroscience, cellular signaling pathways, implantable electrodes, astrocytes, neurons, implantable neurotechnology, neurodegenerative diseases, deep brain stimulation, neurolink 'like' devices, cell culture, neuroimaging

Laura

Laura

PhD

Expertise

Molecular biology, cellular biology, genetics, developmental biology, computational biology

Daisy

Daisy

PhD candidate

Expertise

Ecology, Marine Biology, Environmental Science Outreach and Education

Michael

Michael

PhD

Expertise

Molecular biology, molecular genetics, biochemistry,

Jessica

Jessica

PhD candidate

Expertise

Biochemistry, microbiology, drug development