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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.

Environmental Science
Bryce

Bryce

PhD candidate

Expertise

Climate science, geology, oceanography, limnology, environmental chemistry, paleoclimate / paleoceanography

Shalimar

Shalimar

PhD candidate

Expertise

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

Yolanda

Yolanda

MPA

Expertise

Food systems, Urban Agriculture, Environmental Studies

Cyrus

Cyrus

MD candidate

Expertise

Public Health, Environmental Science, Biology

Elora

Elora

PhD candidate

Expertise

Ecology, evolution, fieldwork

Jacqueline

Jacqueline

PhD

Expertise

biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, contamination/pollution, linking science with policy, science communication

Laura

Laura

MS

Expertise

Marine Biology, Coral Reef Ecology, Coral Reef Restoration, Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology

Holly

Holly

PhD

Expertise

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

Sydney

Sydney

PhD candidate

Expertise

computation, hurricanes, climate change resilience, probability and statistics

Kate

Kate

PhD

Expertise

biology, microbiology, ecology, evolution, genomics, zoonotic disease, antimicrobial resistance, biodiversity conservation

Alexandra

Alexandra

MS candidate

Expertise

Ecology, conservation, ornithology, habitat management

Karim

Karim

PhD candidate

Expertise

Microbial Ecology, population genomics, evolutionary biology

Victoria

Victoria

PhD candidate

Expertise

Microbial Ecology, Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Soil Science, Environmental Science, Science Communication

Kathy

Kathy

MPH candidate

Expertise

Public Health, evolution, biology, sexual and reproductive health, women's rights

Carrie

Carrie

PhD candidate

Expertise

limnology, biogeochemistry, conservation, environmental science, science communication, education, inclusive science

Yingtong

Yingtong

PhD

Expertise

Climate Change Biology, Ecology, experimental design, environmental sciences, environmental justice, evolutionary biology, genetics, botany, microbial DNA analyses (bioinformatics), data science, meta-analyses, science communications

Isabel

Isabel

PhD candidate

Expertise

biology; ecology and evolution of infectious diseases; microbiology, virology, mathematical biology; social and political impacts of infectious disease

Jo

Jo

PhD candidate

Expertise

Environmental Engineering, Air Quality and Atmospheric Chemistry, Sustainability, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Justice

Henry

Henry

PhD candidate

Expertise

Chemical engineering & data science applied to biology

Natalia

Natalia

PhD candidate

Expertise

Genetic regulation, Biochemistry, Microbiology