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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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Samuel

Samuel

PhD

Expertise

Evolution, Zoology, Genetics, Genomics, Cancer, Computational Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Marine Biology, Microbiology

Jose

Jose

PhD candidate

Expertise

Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Mechanisms, Microbiology, Immunology, Microbiome

Hannah

Hannah

PhD candidate

Expertise

Biomedical Engineering

Selena

Selena

PhD candidate

Expertise

Cancer Research, Brain Cancer, Novel Cancer Treatments, Immunology, Immunotherapy, Science Communication

Jude

Jude

MD/PhD candidate

Expertise

Cancer Biology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology

Shekinah

Shekinah

PhD candidate

Expertise

Biology/Cancer Biology

Favour

Favour

PhD candidate

Expertise

Tissue engineering, cancer immuno-engineering , drug delivery.

Marc

Marc

PhD candidate

Expertise

Biotechnology, Healthcare, Biology, Business of Science, Biomedicine

Mahlet

Mahlet

MD candidate

Expertise

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

Sasmith

Sasmith

MD

Expertise

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

Gabrielle

Gabrielle

PhD candidate

Expertise

Cancer molecular biology and signaling, epigenetics, targeted cancer therapy, science communication

Zachary

Zachary

MD/PhD candidate

Expertise

Cancer/Immunolgy

Rachel

Rachel

PhD candidate

Expertise

molecular and cellular biology, genetic engineering, pharmacology, disease biology and epidemiology

Vanessa

Vanessa

Industry expert

Expertise

genetic engineering (CRISPR/cas 9), biological pathways and biomarkers, neuroimaging and neurodegenerative diseases

Chynna

Chynna

MD/PhD candidate

Expertise

Medicine, genetics, cancer biology, epigenetics, cell biology,statistics,population genetics

Grace

Grace

PhD candidate

Expertise

Reproductive biology, cancer, cancer immunology, health disparities, biology, genetics, genomics, molecular biology

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

Carly

Carly

PhD candidate

Expertise

Cancer Biology, Biochemistry, Structural Biology, and Cell culture

Emma

Emma

PhD candidate

Expertise

Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Medicine, Synthetic Biology

Jacob

Jacob

MD/PhD candidate

Expertise

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