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

Lora

Lora

PhD candidate

Expertise

neuroscience, neuroimaging, data science, psychology, clinical research

Marley

Marley

PhD candidate

Expertise

Neural Systems, Neurobiology, Animal Behavior, Evolutionary Psychology, Philosophy of Mind, Consciousness, Scientific Method, Scientific Writing/Communication

Marcus

Marcus

PhD candidate

Expertise

Neuroscience, cell and molecular biology, pharmacology, organic chemistry, drug discovery, biotechnology

Blerona

Blerona

MD

Expertise

Microbiology, Endocrinology, Pharmacology, Cardiology, Pain management,

Steven

Steven

MS candidate

Expertise

Computer Science programming (python, java), Algebra and General Mathematics, Chemistry and Life Sciences, Photography.

Desiree

Desiree

PhD candidate

Expertise

Neuroscience, sensory perception, neural circuits, scientific writing, cognitive science

Gil

Gil

PhD candidate

Expertise

Neuroscience, Vision Science/Vision, Virology, Science Communication, Sculpture/3D Art

Erin

Erin

PhD candidate

Expertise

language acquisition, psycholinguistics, corpus analysis, child development

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

David

David

PhD candidate

Expertise

psychology, neuroscience, cognition, reasoning, research methods, computation, statistics, naturalistic behavior, reinforcement learning, neuroeconomics, decision making, memory, navigation, Computational Neuroscience, Decision Making

Gabriela

Gabriela

PhD candidate

Expertise

Behavioral Neuroscience, Dopamine, Reward and Aversive Processing, Neural Recording, Drug Abuse, Chronic Pain

Alexandra

Alexandra

Industry expert

Expertise

Neurobiology, Neurodevelopmental disorders (ASD, epilepsy), Neurodegeneration, Epigenetics, Psychology - Mental Health

Rachel

Rachel

PhD candidate

Expertise

Neuropsychology, aging, dementia, neurodegeneration, neuroanatomy, transgenic animal models, histopathology, applying to graduate school

Sean

Sean

PhD candidate

Expertise

Neurodevelopment and sleep

Kyle

Kyle

PhD

Expertise

Neuroscience of addiction and mental illness, genetic and epigenetic mechanisms in the brain, pharmaceuticals and pharmacology

Victoria

Victoria

PhD candidate

Expertise

Neuroscience of aging and neurodegeneration, neuroimaging (MRI, PET)

Chelsea

Chelsea

PhD candidate

Expertise

biology, neuroscience, learning and decision-making, mood disorders, psychology

Alex

Alex

MD candidate

Expertise

clinical biology, cognitive psychology, US history, classic literature, LGBTQ+ history and rights

Vinita

Vinita

PhD

Expertise

Neuroscience, Illustrations, Science communication

Wisteria

Wisteria

PhD candidate

Expertise

Creative Writing, Clinical Psychology, Neuroscience