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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.

Chemistry
Violet

Violet

PhD candidate

Expertise

biochemistry, analytical chemistry, microbiome, genetics, biology

DaVante

DaVante

PhD candidate

Expertise

Condensed Matter Physics (Nanofluidics), Electromagnistm, Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Mechanics, Machine Learning

Holly

Holly

PhD

Expertise

Water treatment, nanotechnology, environmental justice, environmental engineering, green chemistry, green engineering, environmental policy, sustainable materials

Quintin

Quintin

PhD

Expertise

Chemistry, Energy Science, Materials Science, Electrochemistry, Microscopy, General Scientific Research

Dominique

Dominique

PhD

Expertise

Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Chemistry, Biology, Microscopes, Immuology

Yoelkys

Yoelkys

MD/PhD candidate

Expertise

Microbiology and Infectious disease, the social determinants of health for infectious diseases, sustainable healthcare interventions, engineering bacterial to be beneficial to humans

Hannah

Hannah

MS

Expertise

Biomedical Engineering

Mary

Mary

MS candidate

Expertise

biochemistry, music, student/academic affairs, public health (pursing)

Annamarie

Annamarie

PhD candidate

Expertise

Cancer biology, medical science and physiology, understanding human disease, scientific writing and education

Freddy

Freddy

MD/PhD

Expertise

Cancer, optics, imaging, nanotechnology, engineering, chemistry, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, pathology, laboratory medicine, transfusion medicine

Yannick

Yannick

PhD

Expertise

Chemical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Perovskite, Batteries

Shalimar

Shalimar

PhD candidate

Expertise

Ecology, marine biology, oceanography, fisheries management, environmental policy, remote sensing

Ambika

Ambika

DVM candidate

Expertise

global health, access to medicine, veterinary

John Aaron

John Aaron

PhD

Expertise

Neuroinflammation, Stroke, Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Inflammation, Mood Disorders

Paul

Paul

PhD candidate

Expertise

Biomaterials, Drug Delivery, Tissue Engineering, Bioengineering, Cartilage, Chemistry, Protein Synthesis

Nathan

Nathan

PhD

Expertise

microbiology

Yohely

Yohely

MS

Expertise

biochemistry, bioengineering, human diseases, disease treatment, genetics, DNA/RNA, bacterial culture, anti microbial resistance, genetic sequencing, microbial testing

Omar

Omar

MD candidate

Expertise

Use of Technology in Medicine and Surgery

Christian

Christian

PhD candidate

Expertise

chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, biotechnology, infectious disease, how drug-resistant bacterial "superbugs" emerge, how we can discover new drugs in medicinal plants

Joshua

Joshua

MD candidate

Expertise

Medicine, basic science, aerospace neuroscience, mental health counseling, professional writing