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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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Brenda

Brenda

PhD candidate

Expertise

drug delivery, nanotechnology, event planning, graduate school readiness

Alexa

Alexa

PhD candidate

Expertise

social psychology, developmental psychology, cognition, morality, moral character, mind perception, cancel culture, speciesism, vegetarianism, nature vs. nurture, intergroup cognition, group decisions, LGBT experiences

Armen

Armen

PhD candidate

Expertise

Clinical (i.e., abnormal) psychology, child psychology, developmental psychopathology, cognitive development, research methods, basic statistics (e.g., ANOVA, regression)

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

PhD candidate

Expertise

Clinical psychology, neuropsychology, trauamtic brain injury, creative writing

Amalia

Amalia

PhD candidate

Expertise

Cognitive Science; Developmental Psychology; Computational Modeling; Scientific and Creative Writing; Literature; Film

Carmen

Carmen

PhD

Expertise

Child health, neuroscience, science writing

Jobie

Jobie

DMD candidate

Expertise

Cognitive Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Biotechnology, Dentistry, MedicineEntrepreneurialism, Dentistry, Medicine, Human Development, Organizational Behavior

Julia

Julia

PhD candidate

Expertise

social, cognitive and language development, developmental psychology

david

david

EdD

Expertise

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

Flor

Flor

PhD candidate

Expertise

Counseling psychology; immigrant and refugee mental health; attitudes of discrimination and prejudice; English as a second language.

Arnel Blake

Arnel Blake

PhD

Expertise

Epistemology, feminist philosophy, philosophy of language, philosophy of psychology, and philosophy of science

Carina

Carina

PhD candidate

Expertise

Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Neuroscience, Environmental Health

Kristina

Kristina

MA candidate

Expertise

Anything involving the mind, brain, and behavior

Chloris

Chloris

MS candidate

Expertise

Research methods; General psychology; Social cognition; Developmental psychology; Theatre; Music composition; Film; Graphic design

Aya

Aya

MA candidate

Expertise

Anything in the realm of Psychology

Akihiro

Akihiro

PhD candidate

Expertise

physics, systems neuroscience, microscopy, neural correlates of behavior

Melissa

Melissa

MA candidate

Expertise

Pregnancy, stress physiology, sleep health, longitudinal studies, actigraphy

Sweyta

Sweyta

PhD

Expertise

systems neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, addiction, neurodegeneration, psychiatric disorders, MATLAB programming, biostatistics

Alexandra

Alexandra

PhD candidate

Expertise

Molecular Neuroscience, with an emphasis in biochemistry and structural biology

Edward

Edward

Industry expert

Expertise

Neurobiology, behavior science, psychology