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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.

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Katherine

Katherine

MFA

Expertise

Music Theory, Music Composition, Sound Design/Introduction to DAWs

Julia

Julia

PhD

Expertise

Neuroscience, Behavior, Sensory perception, Working memory, Artificial Intelligence

Jack

Jack

PhD candidate

Expertise

Cancer biology, molecular biology, biophysics, pharmacology, microscopy.

Nate

Nate

PhD

Expertise

Disability History, Transatlantic History, Quaker History, American Religious History, History of Mormonism, 19th-century American History, History of the Built Environment, Architectural History, History of Transatlantic Slavery, US History, European History, Cultural History, Pop Culture History

Victoria

Victoria

PhD

Expertise

Abnormal psychology, health psychology/behavioral medicine, PTSD/trauma, health disparities, cervical cancer screening, substance abuse, primary care-mental health integration, reproductive and perinatal mental health, evaluating therapy outcomes, psychology theory, intersection of gender and health

Kia

Kia

MD

Expertise

Psychiatry, nutritional science, Creative Writing

Emily

Emily

MPH

Expertise

infectious disease, harm reduction/substance use, unhoused populations, trauma-informed care

Tyler

Tyler

MArch

Expertise

Architecture, design, and environmental art

Karen

Karen

PhD

Expertise

society and politics, social psychology, discrimination, political psychology, intergroup relations, race and ethnicity, inequality, social justice, attitudes, criminal justice, racism and anti-racism

Briana

Briana

MBA candidate

Expertise

fashion, business, creativity, aligning tech and data with fashion, cloud application, commercialization of tech

Amira

Amira

MFA

Expertise

App Design, UI/UX, Design Research, Design History, Typography, Visual and Graphic Design, Drawing, Creative Writing, Watercolor Painting, Sculpture, Art History, Art research methodology, Anthropology, Sociology, Bookmaking, Printmaking

Lori

Lori

MS

Expertise

Data Analytics, Data Science, Customer and Product Analytics, Business, Consumer Tech

Sravani

Sravani

PhD

Expertise

Neuroscience, neural engineering, bioengineering, medicine, coding

Laura

Laura

PhD

Expertise

Evolutionary Anthropology, Developmental and Comparative Psychology

Danielle

Danielle

PhD candidate

Expertise

satellite-based navigation, model-based estimation, Kalman filters, orbital mechanics, Global Positioning System, stochastic processes, probability and statistics, MatLab coding, writing scientific papers (equation-heavy) in LaTeX, creating figures on Adobe Illustrator

sarah

sarah

PhD candidate

Expertise

cancer biology, biology, genetics

Niokhor

Niokhor

PhD

Expertise

Microbiome, Infectious diseases, Clinical microbiology, Veterinary medicin

Taylor

Taylor

PhD

Expertise

Social Psychology, Positive Psychology, Emotions, Health, Well-being, Meditation, Social Relationships, Prosocial Behavior, Culture, Social Class, Economic Inequality, Political Polarization

Amanda

Amanda

MFA

Expertise

Writing, Poetry, Podcasts, Feminist Art, Multimedia Art/Writing

Jordan

Jordan

PhD candidate

Expertise

Stem cells, Molecular Biology, Cancer Biology, Cancer Metabolism, Microbiology, Pathogenesis, Metabolism, Microscopy