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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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Gaurav

Gaurav

MD candidate

Expertise

Clinical trials/research, Observational studies, Oncology, Anticoagulation, Family Medicine, Infectious Disease, Dermatologic malignancy, Outcomes-based research

Daniel

Daniel

MD

Expertise

Medicine, Clinical medicine, Radiology, Interventional radiology, MRI, CT, Ultrasound

Simarsukh

Simarsukh

MD candidate

Expertise

Medicine, Biology, Public Health, Genetics, Anatomy & Physiology

Natalie

Natalie

PhD

Expertise

biology, development, organic chemistry

Grace

Grace

PhD

Expertise

Biochemistry, biology, cancer research, animal science, pathogenesis, multi-drug resistance, microbiology, infectious diseases,

Haley

Haley

PhD candidate

Expertise

I would like to mentor students in neuroscience, epilepsy, immunology, cancer biology, molecular biology and biotechnology.

Jordan

Jordan

PhD candidate

Expertise

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

Lauren

Lauren

PhD candidate

Expertise

Cell and Molecular Biology

Michelle

Michelle

PhD candidate

Expertise

Cancer Biology, Data Science, Cell Signaling

Hannah

Hannah

MS

Expertise

Biomedical Engineering

Nicole

Nicole

PhD candidate

Expertise

Cancer Biology, Molecular Biology, Project Management, Clinical Research

Xanne

Xanne

PhD

Expertise

Immunology, brain tumor; T cell exhaustion; immunotherary; clinical trials; CRISPR technology, gene therapy, immune cell recovery following bone marrow transplant

Sasmith

Sasmith

MD

Expertise

Medicine, Cancer Screening and Prevention, Review Studies, Case Reports, Evidenced Based Learning

Christopher

Christopher

PhD candidate

Expertise

General biology, cancer biology, stem cell biology, cancer immunology, or cancer therapy.

Reuben

Reuben

PhD

Expertise

Organic Chemistry, Cancer Biology and Therapeutics, Drug Discovery & Development, Biochemistry, Gene Therapy, Oligonucleotides, Nuclear Medicince

Jan Mikhale

Jan Mikhale

PhD candidate

Expertise

Molecular and Cell Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Tissue Organization, Cancer Biology, Basic Cell Biology, Microbiology, Streptococcus, Lactobacillus, Microbiome research

Mahlet

Mahlet

MD candidate

Expertise

artificial intelligence, medicine, creative and academic writing, human development, essays, applications

Max

Max

PhD candidate

Expertise

Biology, aging, cancer, computational biology, stem cell biology, evolutionary biology, genetics, synthetic biology, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals

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

Nina

Nina

PhD

Expertise

cancer biology, immunology, bioengineering, synthetic biology, virology