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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.

Neuroscience
Kelly

Kelly

PhD candidate

Expertise

Neural circuits, neuroscience

Grace

Grace

PhD candidate

Expertise

sensory neuroscience, 2 photon calcium imaging, behavior, social behavior, electrophyisology

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

Noel

Noel

PhD

Expertise

psychology, education, counseling, mental health, radical acceleration, intelligence, giftedness, mental illness, therapy, mental health treatment, counseling

Haley

Haley

PhD candidate

Expertise

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

Stacey

Stacey

PhD

Expertise

Neuroscience, Cognition, Visual processing, Comparative biology

Louise

Louise

PhD candidate

Expertise

Neuroscience, neuropsychopharmacology, mental health disorders

Matthew

Matthew

PhD

Expertise

Learning and memory, behavioral neuroscience, neurobiology of disease, synaptic plasticity

Maira

Maira

PhD

Expertise

adolescent development; adolescent brain development; empathy; prosocial behavior; helping behaviors; sleep

Clara

Clara

PhD candidate

Expertise

neuroscience, molecular biology, psychiatry, essay writing

Phil

Phil

PhD candidate

Expertise

affective neuroscience; fear and decision making; development; clinical and computational perspectives

Kathryn

Kathryn

PhD candidate

Expertise

Neuroscience, Psychology, Psychiatry, Biology, Addiction, Substance Use, Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders, Trauma, EEG, MRI, Neural development, Maternal Development, Child Development, Developmental Disorders, Pregnancy, Postpartum

Priyam

Priyam

PhD candidate

Expertise

Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Neuroscience

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

Dewey

Dewey

MA candidate

Expertise

clinical psychology, working memory, executive functions, mood/affect.

Stella

Stella

MD/PhD candidate

Expertise

Neuroscience, Metabolism

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

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