Polygence 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

Emma

Emma

PhD

Expertise

Scientific communication, biotechnology, bacteriophage research, medical/scientific illustration, experimental-based research, scientific writing (blogs, magazines, primary literature), public speaking, bioengineering, microbiology, virology, biology, bacterial genetics, genetics, genetic sequencing/bioinformatics, molecular engineering, protein design and expression, immunology, project management, conflict resolution, negotiation, storytelling, verbal communication, and leadership.

Abrar

Abrar

PhD

Expertise

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

Rami

Rami

PhD candidate

Expertise

Genetics, molecular biology, neuroscience, bioethics, science policy

Jordan

Jordan

PhD candidate

Expertise

Stem cells, Molecular Biology, Cancer Biology, Cancer Metabolism, Microbiology, Pathogenesis, Metabolism, Microscopy

Nikhith

Nikhith

PhD candidate

Expertise

Tissue Regeneration, Stem Cell Biology and Ethics, Cardiac Tissue Engineering

Emily

Emily

PhD candidate

Expertise

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

Erin

Erin

PhD candidate

Expertise

Cell Biology, Biotechnology, Bioethics, Marine Bio

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

Blake

Blake

DMD

Expertise

Dentistry, Medicine, Surgery, Pathology, Anatomy, Research

Nina

Nina

PhD candidate

Expertise

cancer biology, immunology, bioengineering, synthetic biology, virology

Sarah

Sarah

DMD

Expertise

Dentistry, Biology, Dance, Bioethics

Jack

Jack

MD/PhD candidate

Expertise

Processing and materials science of biomaterials

Jacob

Jacob

PhD candidate

Expertise

Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Bioethics

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 candidate

Expertise

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

Margaret

Margaret

MD

Expertise

Asthma, health disparities

Karilin

Karilin

MS candidate

Expertise

civil engineering, construction engineering, project management

Nila

Nila

PhD candidate

Expertise

Genetics, meiosis, Drosophila melanogaster, DNA repair, recombination,

Caroline

Caroline

MD candidate

Expertise

Anthropology, Medicine, Social Science, Qualitative Research, Ethics