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Justinne G

- Research Program Mentor

PhD at Tufts University


Cancer Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biology, Biotechnology, Data Analysis, tissue engineering, Healthcare, Public Health, Patient Care Perspectives


My academic passion is motivated by helping patients. My doctoral research is dedicated to increasing our knowledge on the effects of chemotherapy on cancer patients' prognosis. Currently, I am continuing my career as a consultant for a life science consulting company. I am excited to work at the intersection of science and business development. My personal interests outside of the lab is enjoying the outdoors! I love to stay active with many sports like rock climbing, ultimate frisbee, skiing, and hiking.

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Ethics of naturally derived hallucinogens in treating psychological disorders

Effective treatments for psychological and neurological disorders are an understudied frontier. Naturally derived hallucinogens such as psilocybin and LSD are gaining traction in scientific research as potentially promising ways to treat psychological disorders such as anxiety, depression, and even dementia. This project would be to research the current ongoing research and clinical trials in the US or worldwide and to discuss hurdles, ethics, and feasibility of these compounds as potential therapeutics.

Current landscape on induced pluripotent stem cells and applications in neurological disease research and therapies

This project would be a review paper on the current landscape on induced pluripotent stem cells and the potential applications in neurological disease research and therapies. It would involve research on the top biotech companies with open projects utilizing iPSC technology and comparing and contrasting the methodologies. The final component would be to analyze progress on disease indications.

Teaching experience

I have mentored high school and undergraduate students in basic academic research for the last 3 years. Outside of academics, I have coached and mentored student athletes from grade school level through high school in ultimate frisbee and swimming.


Work experience

Alacrita Consulting (2021 - Current)
Consulting Fellow


University of Massachusetts Amherst
BS Bachelor of Science (2018)
Tufts University
PhD Doctor of Philosophy (2023)
Biomedical Engineering, Tissue Engineering, Cancer Biology

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