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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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Arnel Blake

Arnel Blake

PhD candidate

Expertise

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

Selena

Selena

PhD candidate

Expertise

Cancer Research, Brain Cancer, Novel Cancer Treatments, Immunology, Immunotherapy, Science Communication

Will

Will

PhD candidate

Expertise

philosophy of language (and linguistics), cognitive science (especially neuroscience and psychology), environmental ethics, ethics of artificial intelligence

HEAVEN

HEAVEN

MPH candidate

Expertise

Public Health, Health Policy, Community Health Sciences, Immigrant health, Medicine & public health

Claire

Claire

PhD candidate

Expertise

Plant biology; plant-pathogen interactions; microbiology

Abrar

Abrar

PhD

Expertise

Cancer biology, Bioinformatics, Genomics/Genetics, Medicine/Health, Scientific writing

Donovan

Donovan

PhD

Expertise

Social Science, Political Science, Public Policy, American Politics, Race and Ethnicity, Social Psychology, Public Opinion, Socialization, Political Behavior, & Political Psychology

Lars

Lars

JD

Expertise

Law, intellectual property, health law and policy, bioethics, tech law and innovation

Lars

Lars

JD

Expertise

Law, intellectual property, health law and policy, bioethics, tech law and innovation

Grace

Grace

MA candidate

Expertise

Philosophy, history of philosophy, ethics, bioethics, action theory, philosophy of neuroscience, medical ethics, meta-ethics, Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, Hume, Kant, Anscombe, Wittgenstein

Grace

Grace

MA candidate

Expertise

Philosophy, history of philosophy, ethics, bioethics, action theory, philosophy of neuroscience, medical ethics, meta-ethics, Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, Hume, Kant, Anscombe, Wittgenstein

Isabella

Isabella

JD

Expertise

Law and Technology

Emily

Emily

PhD candidate

Expertise

Biology, RNA biology, bioethics, science writing, genetics, genome editing, antiracism and science, public health

Riya

Riya

PhD candidate

Expertise

Genomics, CRISPR-gene editing, genome architecture, social justice in STEM, Art in STEM, creative writing (poetry/short stories)

Soumya

Soumya

MD

Expertise

Biology, public health, health care ethics, medicine, health care policy

Shaylyn

Shaylyn

PhD candidate

Expertise

Developmental biology, cell biology, developmental neuroscience, sensory neuroscience, hearing development, hearing loss, psychology of music, societal importance of music, medicine, LGBTQ public health issues, healthcare access issues

Riya

Riya

MD candidate

Expertise

Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, Genetics, Psychology, Sociology, English, Religious Studies, Theology, Philosophy, Indian Classical Dance (Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi), Cultural Studies

Jordan

Jordan

MA candidate

Expertise

Social science research, sociology, marriage and family therapy, psychosocial development, systemic therapy, systems theory, social injustice, food insecurity, homelessness, and emotional and behavioral health

Meg

Meg

PhD candidate

Expertise

Materials Sciences/ Applied Physics / Electrical Engineering

Jessica

Jessica

PhD candidate

Expertise

biology, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, Korean language, bioethics, art, life science communications