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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.

Psychiatry
Louise

Louise

PhD candidate

Expertise

Neuroscience, neuropsychopharmacology, mental health disorders

Matthew

Matthew

PhD

Expertise

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

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

Dewey

Dewey

MA candidate

Expertise

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

Roula

Roula

MD candidate

Expertise

psychology, biology, public health, social sciences, biochemistry

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

MD candidate

Expertise

Inorganic Chemistry, Neurobiology, Neuroscience of fear and attachment, Psychopathology, Psychology

Stephanie

Stephanie

PhD candidate

Expertise

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

Rosa

Rosa

PhD candidate

Expertise

Neuroscience, Biology

Armin

Armin

MD candidate

Expertise

Any science project!

Leo

Leo

PhD candidate

Expertise

Neuroscience of Addiction, Psychopharmacology, Neuropharmacology, Neuropsychopharmacology

Matthew

Matthew

DO

Expertise

Medicine (psychiatry), biological sciences, behavioral sciences

Jared

Jared

PhD candidate

Expertise

Parkinson's disease, neurodegeneration, neuroimmunology, psychiatric features of neurodegenerative disease.

Andrea (Andi)

Andrea (Andi)

MS candidate

Expertise

Psychology, Public Health, Child Development [atypical or typical development], Family Dynamics, mental health

Jianna

Jianna

MD candidate

Expertise

Neuroscience-Systems & Circuits, Medicine, Social Neuroscienc

Cassie

Cassie

MA/PHD candidate

Expertise

Psychology, Public Health, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Neurodevelopment Disabilities, Access to Mental Health Services

Allison

Allison

PhD candidate

Expertise

clinical psychology

Leah

Leah

PhD

Expertise

Behavioral neuroscience and neurobiology of psychiatric illnesses

Benjamin

Benjamin

PhD candidate

Expertise

Clinical Psychology, Mental Health Equity, Clinical Decision Making