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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.

Nutrition
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

CJ

CJ

Industry expert

Expertise

Biology, Real Estate, Dentistry, Business, Economics, Sports

Sydney

Sydney

DVM candidate

Expertise

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

Aubrey

Aubrey

PhD candidate

Expertise

Exercise Physiology/Physical Activity and Nutrition; Public Health and Medicine; Neuroscience

Alex

Alex

PhD

Expertise

Cardiovascular Physiology, Metabolism, Pharmacology, Mitochondria/Bioenergetics, Neuroscience, Cancer,

Emily

Emily

PhD candidate

Expertise

Microbiology, Virology, Lipid metabolism, obesity research, Cancer Biology, Animal models for research, Biology, Microbiome, Gut Brain Axis, Metabolism

Austin

Austin

MD candidate

Expertise

Telemedicine, social media in medicine, rare skin diseases, dermatology, nutrition, Pre-Health studies

Ricardo

Ricardo

MS candidate

Expertise

Policy, food, nutrition, and education

Shafya

Shafya

PhD

Expertise

Nutrition: nutritional epidemiology, program planning, zero waste kitchen, types of diets such as vegan, vegetarian, Mediterranean, diet during life cycle are few topics of interest. ,

Amy

Amy

MD

Expertise

Psychiatry, medicine, biology, nutrition

Santita

Santita

MD candidate

Expertise

Medicine, Bioengineering, French

Donald

Donald

PhD candidate

Expertise

Cancer Metabolism, Impact of Nutrition on Disease, Toxicology

Claire

Claire

MPA

Expertise

History, Social Science Research, Sustainable Agriculture, Food Justice, Disaster Risk, Climate Adaptive Agriculture, Food Systems, Climate Change

Ashton

Ashton

MS

Expertise

food science, entrepreneurship, experimental design, academic journal article writing, grant writing, geometry, podcasting

Kim

Kim

Expertise

Medicine (family medicine physician)

Chris

Chris

Expertise

Psychiatry, Medicine, Business/Consulting