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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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Madalina

Madalina

PhD candidate

Expertise

social psychology, cognitive psychology, experimental psychology, research methods in social sciences, behavioral science, cognitive science

Rachel

Rachel

PhD candidate

Expertise

Neuropsychology, aging, dementia, neurodegeneration, neuroanatomy, transgenic animal models, histopathology, applying to graduate school

Marley

Marley

PhD

Expertise

Neural Systems, Neurobiology, Animal Behavior, Evolutionary Psychology, Philosophy of Mind, Consciousness, Scientific Method, Scientific Writing/Communication

Juliann

Juliann

PhD

Expertise

Statistics, cognitive psychology, social psychology, neuroscience, cognitive behavioral therapies, psychotherapeutic interventions, racial disparities, substance use, trauma and PTSD

Daniel

Daniel

PhD candidate

Expertise

Judgement and Decision Making, Consumer Psychology, Prosocial Behavior, Product Development, User Experience, Human Centered Product Design, Mechanical Engineering

Madeline

Madeline

PhD

Expertise

Astrophysics, Physics, STEM Education, Integrating computer science into science disciplines, How students learn and think about science, How to make science education more effective and/or equitable

Alexandria

Alexandria

PhD

Expertise

Cognitive psychology, cognitive training, learning and memory, working memory, music cognition, aging

Naomi

Naomi

MD/PhD candidate

Expertise

developmental psychology, early cognitive development, early language acquisition, gesture and communication, theater and performance studies

Jazmin

Jazmin

PhD

Expertise

neuropsychology, psychology, neuroscience, neuroanatomy, personality psychology, health behavior change, public health, brain tumors, concussions, epilepsy

Brock

Brock

PhD

Expertise

Neuroscience of consciousness, applications of machine learning to biomedical research, how do our genetic backgrounds influence our psychology

Bayla

Bayla

MA candidate

Expertise

Neuropsychology and Social Psychology

Hannah

Hannah

PhD candidate

Expertise

developmental psychology; childhood maltreatment and trauma; developmental psychopathology; clinical psychology; child, family, and couples therapy; LGBTQIA+ topics; gender studies

Immanuela

Immanuela

PhD candidate

Expertise

Clinical psychology, mental health research, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, treatment implementation and dissemination

Jessica Noche

Jessica Noche

PhD candidate

Expertise

Neuroscience, Alzheimer's disease, neuroimaging, neuroinflammation, biostatistics, neuropsychology, psychology, molecular biology, learning and memory, aging, scientific writing, scientific communication, research proposals, grant applications

Victoria

Victoria

PhD candidate

Expertise

Counseling/clinical psychology

david

david

EdD

Expertise

developmental psychology, early language and literacy, parent-child interactions, community support for early development

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

PhD candidate

Expertise

Clinical psychology, neuropsychology, trauamtic brain injury, creative writing

Macrina

Macrina

PhD candidate

Expertise

Psychology, social psychology, neuroscience, political psychology

Natalie

Natalie

PhD candidate

Expertise

Music Theory; Music Cognition; Music Psychology; Linguistics; Media Studies

Monica

Monica

PhD

Expertise

Developmental cognitive neuroscience, language development, equity in education, socioeconomic and racial discrimination, resilience