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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.

Public Health
Riasat

Riasat

PhD candidate

Expertise

Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Graphic Design

Jacquelyn

Jacquelyn

MPH

Expertise

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Public Health

Lana

Lana

MPH candidate

Expertise

Public Health

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

Breanna

Breanna

MPH candidate

Expertise

Public Health, Psychology, Sociology, Politics

Mary

Mary

MS candidate

Expertise

biochemistry, music, student/academic affairs, public health (pursing)

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

Marissa

Marissa

MA candidate

Expertise

Health Care Policy; Reproductive Rights, Health and Justice; Health Equity; Progressive Advocacy Campaigns

Carmen

Carmen

PhD

Expertise

Child health, neuroscience, science writing

Aubrey

Aubrey

PhD candidate

Expertise

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

Leo

Leo

PhD candidate

Expertise

Neuroscience of Addiction, Psychopharmacology, Neuropharmacology, Neuropsychopharmacology

Agastya

Agastya

MD candidate

Expertise

Social Sciences, Clinical Research, Biology, Anthropology

Melanie

Melanie

MS

Expertise

Human Biology, pre-medicine, and healthcare management

Jacqueline

Jacqueline

PhD candidate

Expertise

sensory neuroscience (somatosensation), tactile hypersensitivity, social isolation, internal states, stress, anxiety

Quan

Quan

M.D. Candidate candidate

Expertise

Immunology, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology

Riya

Riya

DMD candidate

Expertise

Biology, Dentistry, Medicine, Public Health, Community Service/Philanthropy, Biomedical Sciences, Entrepreneurship

Evan

Evan

MD candidate

Expertise

Medicine, Healthcare, Biology, Chemistry, Medical Technology, Information Systems

Avery

Avery

MPH candidate

Expertise

Public health, Epidemiology, Geospatial Analysis, Natural Language Processing, Data Acquisition.

Blake

Blake

DMD

Expertise

Dentistry, Medicine, Surgery, Pathology, Anatomy, Research