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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.

Medicine
David

David

MD/PhD candidate

Expertise

Biology, chemistry, math, statistics, computer science

Kaitlin

Kaitlin

DNP candidate

Expertise

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

Annamarie

Annamarie

PhD candidate

Expertise

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

Stella

Stella

MD/PhD candidate

Expertise

Neuroscience, Metabolism

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

Elijah

Elijah

PhD candidate

Expertise

Public health, human biology, medical anthropology, epidemiology, human gut microbiome, mental health, maternal and child health, global health, environmental health

Maria

Maria

MD/PhD candidate

Expertise

Chemical Biology, Drug Development, Biological Experimental Assay Development

Emily

Emily

MS candidate

Expertise

biomaterials, engineering, tissue engineering, mechanical characterization, material properties

Laura

Laura

PhD candidate

Expertise

Neuroscience, Neurodegenerative diseases, Psychology, Cancer biology, Cancer therapeutics, Cellular & Molecular Biology, Scientific communication

Christina

Christina

MS candidate

Expertise

Anatomy & physiology, clinical medicine

Christina

Christina

MS candidate

Expertise

Anatomy & physiology, clinical medicine

Sierra

Sierra

PhD candidate

Expertise

neuroscience, languages, music

Christine

Christine

MD candidate

Expertise

Case reports in medicine, computational protein design, cryo-EM image analysis, computational genomics, telemedicine, AI in medicine, biochemistry, web development, data journalism

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

Michael

Michael

MD candidate

Expertise

Increasing Value in Healthcare, Health Innovation, Public Speaking, Medicine, Health Disparities, Molecular Biology

Shefali

Shefali

MPA candidate

Expertise

Ophthalmology, Medicine, Health disparities, health policy

David

David

MD/PhD candidate

Expertise

Medicine, Genetics, Biomedical Informatics, Computational Biology

Sydney

Sydney

DVM candidate

Expertise

Nutrition, Anatomy, Physiology, Histology, Radiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Veterinary Medicine, Animal Welfare, Shelter Medicine, Veterinary Ethics, Animal Behavior