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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.

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Joseph

Joseph

PhD

Expertise

Biomedical Engineering, Tissue Engineering, Cancer Research

Connor

Connor

PhD candidate

Expertise

'projects that explore correlates in cancer cell line/clinical cancer databases', reviews of biotechnology, projects that explore treatments of neurological disorders, projects involving scientific outreach/public education, broad topics related to molecular biology, genetics, stem cells, neuroscience, immunology

Haley

Haley

PhD candidate

Expertise

I would like to mentor students in neuroscience, epilepsy, immunology, cancer biology, molecular biology and biotechnology.

Simranjit

Simranjit

PhD

Expertise

cancer biology, brain tumors, podcasting

Nina

Nina

PhD

Expertise

cancer biology, immunology, bioengineering, synthetic biology, virology

Nella

Nella

PhD candidate

Expertise

Neuroscience, Cellular Biology, viruses, Pharmacology, Addiction, Science Communication, GABA, Dopamine, Neuropharmacology, Substance Abuse, Substance Use Disorders, Neural Circuitry, Mechanisms Underlying Disease, Cellular and molecular biology and developmental biology

Micayla

Micayla

MD candidate

Expertise

clinical research; noncommunicable diseases (e.g. diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypercholesterolemia, etc.); dermatology (e.g. eczema, tension alopecia, hyperpigmentation, etc.); rheumatology (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis); nutrition; community health; social determinants of health; health equity; healthcare advocacy

Daniel

Daniel

MD

Expertise

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

Lauren

Lauren

PhD candidate

Expertise

Cell and Molecular Biology

Jordan

Jordan

PhD

Expertise

Pharmaceutical sciences, nanomedicines, drug delivery, virology, cancer biology, molecular biology, pharmacology, biotechnology, biotech entrepreneurship

Anthony

Anthony

PhD

Expertise

Glial biology, neuroscience, brain cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, neuroinflammation, multiple sclerosis

Logan

Logan

PhD candidate

Expertise

Cancer Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemical Biology

Morgan

Morgan

PhD

Expertise

Immunology, Molecular Biology, Gene Regulation

Gaurav

Gaurav

MD candidate

Expertise

Clinical trials/research, Observational studies, Oncology, Anticoagulation, Family Medicine, Infectious Disease, Dermatologic malignancy, Outcomes-based research

Selena

Selena

PhD candidate

Expertise

Cancer Research, Brain Cancer, Novel Cancer Treatments, Immunology, Immunotherapy, Science Communication

Brian

Brian

MD/MS candidate

Expertise

Narrative Medicine, Creative Non-Fiction, Immunology, Biology

Hugh

Hugh

MD/PhD candidate

Expertise

Machine learning for clinical applications, Protein engineering, Immunoengineering, Cancer immunotherapy, Medicine, Biology, Computer Science

Shashwat

Shashwat

MD/PhD candidate

Expertise

Neurosurgery, Neuro-Oncology, Neurology, Medical Imaging

Samuel

Samuel

PhD

Expertise

Evolution, Zoology, Genetics, Genomics, Cancer, Computational Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Marine Biology, Microbiology

Lauren

Lauren

MA

Expertise

Immunology, Autoimmunity, Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Biology, Immunotherapies