Passion Projects of Students
Polygence's student-led, mentor-guided projects span topics across STEM, humanities, and the arts, and final projects include scientific research papers, comparative studies, original music, and much more!
- Comp Sci
- Creative Writing
- Environmental Science
- Game Design
- Literature and Languages
- Organizational Leadership
- Public Health
- Social Science
- Sports Analytics
What are the roles of genetics, environmental factors, and psychology in athletic performance-related traits?
Rishika's Project with Lananh
Comparison of symbrachydactyly and the phocomelia of cleft lip and palate
Sint's Project with Jessica
CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing: An Approach to Prevent Hereditary Cancers
Cayla's Project with Sophie
Novel CAR design dually targets HER2+ breast cancer and MDSCs to improve efficacy in solid tumors
Angel's Project with Ashley
Using a Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacogenetic Approach to Examine Nicotine Addiction
Emma's Project with Grace
SCOBY Skin: a probiotic-induced bioengineered microbial-based textile adhesive for wound healing
Vibha's Project with Cheldina
N-Carbon Quantum Dots for Chromosome Imaging
Betül's Project with Crystal
Resiniferatoxin: Mechanism in Treating Osteoarthritis Pain and Slowing Osteoarthritis Progression, Safety, and Efficacy
David's Project with Andrew
Hereditary Disease Decision Making: A Game Theoretic Model
Anirudh's Project with Majid
Current treatments and future directions in leukemia
Nashita's Project with Sage
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Similarities/Differences Between Bacterial/Animal/Plant Viruses And The Effects On Humans
Eesha's Project with Vivian
What is the current state of epi-drugs targeting DNA methylation used against leukemias, and what is their validity in terms of efficacy and safety?
Dheemant (Abhi)'s Project with Sabin
Determining if there is a Genetic Link Between Anxiety and ADHD
Anh's Project with Michael
Gene Therapy With CRISPR-Cas9 To Treat Multiple Sclerosis
Emel's Project with Joshua
What are the most common types of hair loss and their treatment options?
Diya's Project with Courtney
How do synergistic and antagonistic interspecific microbial interactions impact species?
Evan's Project with Rob
Addressing the biomaterial failure modes for brain computer interfaces
Musa's Project with Ti'Air
Exploring the role of CRISPR in cell-based cancer immunotherapy
Meha's Project with Divya
How does exposure to environmental toxins during key developmental stages affect one's risk of getting breast cancer later in life?
Eda's Project with Briana
Predicting Melanoma Patient's Responses to Nivolumab Immunotherapy Using Machine Learning Models
Dnyanada's Project with Hugh
What are the roles of transcription factors in the inhibiting post-mitotic cell cycle?
Auburne's Project with Danielle
Deconvoluting the Gut-Mind Interactome: How Structural and Functional Disruptions to the Gastrointestinal Tract Seed Neurocognitive Dysregulation
Zachary's Project with Michael
A theoretical gene therapy for hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer using CRISPR-Cas9 nickase
Shravan's Project with Josh
Keeping up with the Immortal Jellyfish: Biological Immortality in the Animal Kingdom & Applications for Prolonging Human Lifespan
Lily's Project with Saam
What are the genetic and environmental contributors to depression, and how can these influence treatment options?
Saara's Project with Jacob
Do video games improve the symptoms of Tourette’s Syndrome?
Michael's Project with Natalya
Impacts of the microbiome on the development of RA
Dhruva's Project with Kyler
Comparing Stress in Neurotypical People and People with ASD in Terms of the Pandemic
Nila's Project with Evan
How Gender and Race Affect the Prognosis of Breast and Pancreatic Cancer Patients
Nishani's Project with Donald
Mitochondrial Disease: Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy and its causes, effects, and treatments.
Ryan's Project with Matthew
CRISPR-based therapeutic targeting of ADHD
Maria's Project with Jose
Investigating Zinc Metalloprotease Protein Mutations in Clostridioides difficile through Multiple Sequence Alignment
Matthew's Project with Jacob
Effect of Hypoxia on Resistance to Immunotherapy
Alexandra's Project with Luke
How can the BDNF gene be used as a gene of interest in genetic treatment of major depressive disorder?
Emily's Project with Nella
An Examination of Habitability in Exoplanet Systems
Divya's Project with Malena
How can aerobic exercise and classical music improve long-term memory after the onset of anterograde amnesia?
hope's Project with Sweyta
How CRISPR/Cas9 Can Be Used to Treat Cystic Fibrosis
Nandita's Project with Jacob
Immunotherapies for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Claire's Project with Carlos
Developing a Wearable Device that can Monitor the Onset of Covid-19
Sameen's Project with Cameron
Comprehensive Bioinformatics Meta-Analysis of Coronary Artery Disease and Myocardial Infarction
Rachana's Project with Laurynas
Effects of Various pH Conditions on the Carbon Sequestration of Carex nudata
Rock's Project with Laura
Probiotic Possibilities In Crohn’s Disease: A Research Review Article
Abhinav's Project with Alvin
A Review on Vitiligo: Pathogenesis, Etiology, Psychological Impacts, and Treatments.
Daman's Project with Peter
How does the presence and removal of invasive Arundo donax impact the coverage of native creeping wild rye and valley sedge in Walnut Creek?
Indra's Project with Katherine
The effect of dance on the memory and proprioceptive ability of the elderly
Ella's Project with Adrian
Uses of CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing in chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy to treat B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Elena's Project with Jacob
How do maternal environmental factors influence a child’s risk of developing congenital heart defects?
Noora's Project with Briana
The Impact of Climate Change on Animal Behavior: The Arctic Marine and Monterey Bay Ecosystems
Cecilia's Project with Carly
A Review Paper Concerning the Possibility of Zombies Being Created Naturally
Jonas' Project with Vivian
A Paper on the Relationship Between the Most Significant Breast Cancer Susceptibility Proteins, Aldehydes, and Prostate Cancer
Nihitha's Project with Abigail
An Informative Video on Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Emma's Project with Omar
Inclusion of Photolyase in Sunscreen and its Effects
Natasha's Project with Matthew