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Nina H

- Research Program Mentor

PhD at Stanford University


cancer biology, immunology, bioengineering, synthetic biology, virology


Hi! My name is Nina, and I'm a grad student at Stanford University. I'm got my PhD in Bioengineering because I wanted to design new kinds of cancer therapies. My research was about making your immune cells kill cancer cells which is a new field of medicine that is saving lives every day! Since graduating, I work at a biotech startup in the Bay Area that is focused on using stem cells to make cancer therapies. Outside of school, I have a really cute pet chinchilla and I love doing things outdoors like skiing, fishing, hiking, riding my bike, and playing frisbee. I also play a few musical instruments. Looking forward to working with you!

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.

Education Gone Viral!

Produce a multimedia article about how viruses work - the article could include animations or stop motion videos or drawings, plus an explanation about the ways viruses function and an explanation of current virus research.

The Evolution of Immunity

Write a research paper about the immune system, how it works, and how it evolved. This research paper could also talk about specific diseases and how they interact with the immune system. You could also do research about how your community perceives risks with respect to the immune system and different diseases.

Languages I know

Some basic French

Teaching experience

One-on-one tutoring for students grades 3 - 12, working with students in college as a resource center tutor, plus coaching frisbee and teaching beginner skiing lessons. I have completed 8 Polygence projects so far!


Work experience

ImmuneBridge (2022 - Current)
Head of Research - NK Therapeutics


Williams College
BA Bachelor of Arts (2014)
Biology and Mathematics
Stanford University
BS Bachelor of Science (2018)
Stanford University
PhD Doctor of Philosophy (2020)


"I really enjoyed working with Nina on my project! I looked forward to all of our sessions because they allowed me to talk to someone who is knowledgeable in the field I'm studying. My research in Alopecia combined with her knowledge of the immune system allowed me to write a review paper that I am proud of. Nina also helped me work through which journals I would submit to and what I need to keep in mind when submitting my work. I do wish that we would have allocated some more time to work through actually submitting the project together, because that seems confusing. I would have also appreciated spending more time editing and revising the paper outside of our sessions. Overall, I'm very glad that I'm able to finish such an extensive review by our last session!"


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