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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.

Biotech
Jacob

Jacob

MD/PhD candidate

Expertise

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

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.

Luke

Luke

PhD candidate

Expertise

Astrobiology, deep-sea microbiology, environmental microbiology, extremophiles, life in hypersaline environments

Barbara

Barbara

PhD

Expertise

Neuroscience of vision, regeneration of the nervous system, neurobiology, eye diseases

Anthony

Anthony

PhD

Expertise

Glial biology, neuroscience, brain cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, neuroinflammation, multiple sclerosis

Joshua

Joshua

PhD candidate

Expertise

Bioinformatics, computational biology, immunology, stem cell biology, cancer biology, robotics, and data science.

Shayda

Shayda

PhD

Expertise

Projects that approach medicine and modeling from a biosensor research perspective.

Becky

Becky

PhD candidate

Expertise

Cancer biology, Cell biology, Gene editing/CRISPR, Stem cells, Cell signaling, Drug discovery biology, Adenosine/ATP

Dorian

Dorian

PhD

Expertise

cellular biology, biology of neurological or inflammatory diseases, development of new medications

David

David

PhD

Expertise

Biological Science, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Climate Change Biology, GIS (Geographic Information Systems), Data Science, Bioinformatics, Botany, Environmental Justice & Sustainability, Metabolomics, Population Genetics

Samuel

Samuel

PhD candidate

Expertise

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Prosthetics technology, Computer Science

Jiying

Jiying

MS

Expertise

Anything related to data science, machine learning and AI, social sciences, and the arts!

Lauren

Lauren

MS candidate

Expertise

Gene editing, Disease Biology, Translational Science, Sensory Neuroscience, molecular biology, Python, Java, cell biology

Neil

Neil

PhD candidate

Expertise

Genome editing, immunology, metabolism, molecular biology, cancer immunotherapy

Matthew

Matthew

PhD candidate

Expertise

Plant Biology, Plant Biochemistry and Genetics, Plant-Microbe Interactions

Thomas

Thomas

PhD

Expertise

Cell biology, pharmacology, cell migration, GPCR signaling and function

Teryn

Teryn

PhD candidate

Expertise

Entrepreneurship, Startups, Venture Capital, Business, Project Management, Neurobiology. I will coach you on creating a pitch deck for your startup idea and will connect you to funding opportunities in my network.

Carlos

Carlos

PhD candidate

Expertise

Cancer Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology

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

Luke

Luke

PhD

Expertise

Immunology, virology, genetic engineering, CRISPR, design gene therapy using CRISPR, create business model to start a biotech, create pitch deck to raise money for a biotech