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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.

Engineering
Nick

Nick

PhD candidate

Expertise

Aerospace engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Business

Emily

Emily

MS candidate

Expertise

biomaterials, engineering, tissue engineering, mechanical characterization, material properties

Katherine Anne

Katherine Anne

PhD

Expertise

Orthopedic Devices, Tissue Engineering, Morphogenics, Biomechanics, Mechanobiology, Finite Element Analysis, Medical History

Bhairavy

Bhairavy

PhD candidate

Expertise

biomedical engineering/sciences, oncology, immunology, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine

Fatak

Fatak

Industry expert

Expertise

Aerospace Engineering; Flight Software Design; Modeling and Simulation; Bioastronautics

Christopher

Christopher

PhD candidate

Expertise

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology; Computational Modelling; Biology of Aging

Delia

Delia

MS candidate

Expertise

Artificial intelligence(ML/NLP/DL), Computer vision & graphics

Christine

Christine

PhD candidate

Expertise

civil and environmental engineering, physical and probabilistic hazard modeling; current and future risk of natural hazards

Lananh

Lananh

PhD candidate

Expertise

Gene therapy, Organ-on-chip, regenerative medicine, precision medicine, molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, biomaterials, tissue engineering

Haley

Haley

PhD candidate

Expertise

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

Lily

Lily

PhD candidate

Expertise

Biology, Microbiology, Viruses, Microscopy, CRISPR, Proteins, RNA

Omar

Omar

PhD

Expertise

Biomedical Engineering, STEM in general, medical, prosthetics, Electronics, Robotics

Derek

Derek

Industry expert

Expertise

Hardware Software Engineering, Programming, 3D modeling, Hardware, Circuits, PCB Design, Coding Games, Robotics

Jai'La

Jai'La

PhD candidate

Expertise

Engineering, Computer Aided Design (CAD), human robot interaction, assistive robots, resume help/interview tips

Tyler

Tyler

Industry expert

Expertise

Projects that involve software development/implementation

Yohely

Yohely

MS

Expertise

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

Stephen

Stephen

Industry expert

Expertise

mechanical engineering, environmental science

WEIXUN

WEIXUN

MBA candidate

Expertise

entrepreneurship (finding product market fit, primary market research, 24 steps), hardware product development (teardown, MVP, manufacturing), storytelling (portfolio, resume, linkedin)

Crystal

Crystal

PhD candidate

Expertise

cell biology, molecular biology, bioengineering, biology

Darrell

Darrell

PhD candidate

Expertise

Bioinformatics, Immunology, Genetics, Computational Biology, Environmental Science, Water Treatment, Aviation Safety, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Physics