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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.

Engineering
Joseph

Joseph

PhD

Expertise

Biomedical Engineering, Tissue Engineering, Cancer Research

Joseph

Joseph

PhD

Expertise

Biomedical Engineering, Tissue Engineering, Cancer Research

William

William

PhD candidate

Expertise

Computer Science, Machine Learning, Robotics, Control Algorithms

Stephen

Stephen

Industry expert

Expertise

mechanical engineering, environmental science

Haley

Haley

PhD candidate

Expertise

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

Megan

Megan

Industry expert

Expertise

Engineering - aerospace, robotics, and software. Business - startups.

Luke

Luke

PhD candidate

Expertise

Circuit board designs, optics, applied physics, quantum optics, electrical engineering

Paul

Paul

PhD candidate

Expertise

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

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

Derek

Derek

Industry expert

Expertise

Hardware Software Engineering, Programming, 3D modeling, Hardware, Circuits, PCB Design, Coding Games, Robotics

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

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

Lawrence

Lawrence

PhD candidate

Expertise

Observational cosmology. Computational modeling of dynamical systems. Programming for autonomous robots. Quantum computing. Computer vision.

Edward

Edward

PhD candidate

Expertise

Engineering, Biology, Pharmacology, Mathematics, Physics

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

Nate

Nate

PhD candidate

Expertise

Aerospace Robotics, Autonomous Systems, Control Systems, Guidance, Navigation & Control (GNC)