Polygence 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

Haley

Haley

PhD

Expertise

Immunology, infectious disease, vaccines, antibodies, virology, cancer

Emma

Emma

PhD

Expertise

Scientific communication, biotechnology, bacteriophage research, medical/scientific illustration, experimental-based research, scientific writing (blogs, magazines, primary literature), public speaking, bioengineering, microbiology, virology, biology, bacterial genetics, genetics, genetic sequencing/bioinformatics, molecular engineering, protein design and expression, immunology, project management, conflict resolution, negotiation, storytelling, verbal communication, and leadership.

Aleena

Aleena

PhD

Expertise

Biological Engineering, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology

Steven

Steven

PhD candidate

Expertise

Biology, Biotechnology, Immunology, Cancer Biology, Virology

Evelyn

Evelyn

MEng candidate

Expertise

history of gene therapy in the biotech field, methods of gene therapy to cure cancer, Reasons tumors are evading our immune system, Relationship between cancer and diet, A study of our immune system, cutting edge therapies to treat cancer, research proposal on cancer treatment

Emily

Emily

PhD

Expertise

Biology of Aging; Sex Differences; X Chromosome; Alzheimer's Disease; Sleep in Learning and Memory

Peter

Peter

PhD candidate

Expertise

Protein/Enzyme Design and Engineering, Genetics, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Dynamics, Parkinson's Disease, Chemistry, Phage Evolution

Morgane

Morgane

PhD candidate

Expertise

Neurodegenerative disease, neuropathology, neurobiology, neuroanatomy

Nikko

Nikko

PhD candidate

Expertise

Bioengineering; Biotechnology; Immunotherapy; Regenerative Medicine; Tissue Engineering

Shashwat

Shashwat

MD/PhD candidate

Expertise

Neurosurgery, Neuro-Oncology, Neurology, Medical Imaging

Connor

Connor

PhD candidate

Expertise

Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Entrepreneurship

Anish

Anish

MS candidate

Expertise

Neurodegenerative Diseases (Glaucoma, Alzheimers, Parkinsons, etc), Neuroimaging Technologies (MRI, CT, etc.), Neurotrauma (Concussions, Blast impact), Sports Medicine (new treatments, diagnostic tests), Medical Device ideation and design for underserved communities

Crystal

Crystal

PhD candidate

Expertise

cell biology, molecular biology, bioengineering, biology

Miguel

Miguel

PhD

Expertise

Startups and entrepreneurship, strategy and operations in research and development (engineering and biotech)

Ruth

Ruth

PhD candidate

Expertise

Biomedical Engineering, cell-targeted drug delivery, polymeric nanoparticles, creative writing

Sean

Sean

PhD candidate

Expertise

Neurodevelopment and sleep

Jacob

Jacob

MD/PhD candidate

Expertise

Structural Biology, Cryo-EM, Cryo-ET, Ligand Docking, Chemical Biology, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, In Silico Screening

Natalie

Natalie

PhD candidate

Expertise

Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Genetics, Genomics, Data Science

Melanie

Melanie

PhD

Expertise

Biophysics, bioinformatics, statistics, data science, machine learning, cellular and molecular biology, chemistry

Natalie

Natalie

PhD candidate

Expertise

Neural systems and circuits; Neurotransmitters (dopamine, serotonin); Circuits underlying neuropharmacology and neuropsychiatric disease; Neuroscience of behavior and perception; Drug discovery; Intersection between art and science; Photography