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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.

Chemistry
Alexa

Alexa

MA

Expertise

infectious diseases (esp. tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS), diagnostics (e.g. COVID, breast cancer, tuberculosis), bioanalytical chemistry, single molecule techniques, other topics in biochemical/biomedical research, chemistry related to the ocean

Paul

Paul

PhD candidate

Expertise

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

Elijah

Elijah

PhD candidate

Expertise

polymers, environmental fate, reactor design, climate change

Julianne

Julianne

PhD

Expertise

Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Water-Energy Nexus, water treatment, Public Policy

Annamarie

Annamarie

PhD candidate

Expertise

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

Jessica

Jessica

PhD candidate

Expertise

Biochemistry, microbiology, drug development

Holly

Holly

PhD

Expertise

Water treatment, nanotechnology, environmental justice, environmental engineering, green chemistry, green engineering, environmental policy, sustainable materials

Maria

Maria

MD/PhD candidate

Expertise

Chemical Biology, Drug Development, Biological Experimental Assay Development

Mary

Mary

MS candidate

Expertise

biochemistry, music, student/academic affairs, public health (pursing)

Stephanie

Stephanie

PhD candidate

Expertise

Clinical Neuroscience; Applications of Neuroimaging; The Emotional Human Brain: Integrating Neuroscience and Psychology

Siddharth

Siddharth

PhD candidate

Expertise

Clean energy technologies (fuel cells, hydrogen electrolyzers etc.), electrochemistry, colloidal science, aerosol physics

Shalimar

Shalimar

PhD candidate

Expertise

Ecology, marine biology, oceanography, fisheries management, environmental policy, remote sensing

Nathan

Nathan

PhD

Expertise

microbiology

Melanie

Melanie

MS

Expertise

Human Biology, pre-medicine, and healthcare management

Evan

Evan

PhD candidate

Expertise

Biochemistry

Yoelkys

Yoelkys

MD/PhD candidate

Expertise

Microbiology and Infectious disease, the social determinants of health for infectious diseases, sustainable healthcare interventions, engineering bacterial to be beneficial to humans

Abhishek

Abhishek

MD candidate

Expertise

My degrees are in Biomedical Engineering from Columbia University and a Masters in Bioengineering from UCSD. I am an expert in tissue engineering, drug delivery, imaging analysis and disease.

Violet

Violet

PhD candidate

Expertise

biochemistry, analytical chemistry, microbiome, genetics, biology

Steven

Steven

MS candidate

Expertise

Computer Science programming (python, java), Algebra and General Mathematics, Chemistry and Life Sciences, Photography.

Grace

Grace

PhD candidate

Expertise

molecular biology, oncology drug development, cancer biology, C. elegans, aging research, lipid metabolism, translational research, public health