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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.

Psychiatry
Kia

Kia

MD

Expertise

Psychiatry, nutritional science, Creative Writing

Phil

Phil

PhD candidate

Expertise

affective neuroscience; fear and decision making; development; clinical and computational perspectives

Jared

Jared

PhD candidate

Expertise

Parkinson's disease, neurodegeneration, neuroimmunology, psychiatric features of neurodegenerative disease.

Andrea (Andi)

Andrea (Andi)

MS candidate

Expertise

Psychology, Public Health, Child Development [atypical or typical development], Family Dynamics, mental health

Bailey

Bailey

PhD candidate

Expertise

My research focuses on the neurobiological, behavioral, and environmental factors that influence the development of psychiatric illness.

Leah

Leah

PhD

Expertise

Behavioral neuroscience and neurobiology of psychiatric illnesses

Benjamin

Benjamin

PhD candidate

Expertise

Clinical Psychology, Mental Health Equity, Clinical Decision Making

Matthew

Matthew

DO

Expertise

Medicine (psychiatry), biological sciences, behavioral sciences

Amy

Amy

MD

Expertise

Psychiatry, medicine, biology, nutrition

Jessica

Jessica

MD candidate

Expertise

psychiatry, psychology, neuroscience, public health, projects that involve neurocognitive testing, neuroimaging, and social determinants of health.

Matthew

Matthew

PhD

Expertise

Learning and memory, behavioral neuroscience, neurobiology of disease, synaptic plasticity

Jhah

Jhah

PhD candidate

Expertise

Neuropsychiatric disorders, neurodevelopment disorders, neurodegeneration

Armin

Armin

MD candidate

Expertise

Any science project!

Allison

Allison

PhD candidate

Expertise

clinical psychology

Kathryn

Kathryn

PhD candidate

Expertise

Neuroscience, Psychology, Psychiatry, Biology, Addiction, Substance Use, Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders, Trauma, EEG, MRI, Neural development, Maternal Development, Child Development, Developmental Disorders, Pregnancy, Postpartum

Jianna

Jianna

MD candidate

Expertise

Neuroscience-Systems & Circuits, Medicine, Social Neuroscienc

Dewey

Dewey

MA candidate

Expertise

clinical psychology, working memory, executive functions, mood/affect.

Roula

Roula

MD candidate

Expertise

psychology, biology, public health, social sciences, biochemistry

Chris

Chris

Expertise

Psychiatry, Medicine, Business/Consulting

Oluwaseyi

Oluwaseyi

MD

Expertise

mental health, psychiatry, public health, health disparities, health inequity, medicine, reproductive health, maternal health,