2013 marked the seventh year of the Amgen Scholars Program and success for its participants from both past and present.
At Columbia College in Missouri, Ambima Buzhyason has learned scientific techniques in his undergraduate laboratory classes, such as genetics, microbiology, and chemistry, but he has never tackled his own project.
Seung’s work aims to test the idea that the extensive pattern of connections between our billions of neurons is where experiences and memories are stored and what makes people unique.
Amgen Scholar faculty mentor Richmond Sarpong calls his students and postdocs “coworkers.”
João de Oliveira Conniot was 5 years old when his parents gave him his first toy microscope for Christmas.
As a young girl, Amgen Scholar faculty mentor Leona Samson, director of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT’s) Center for Environmental Health Sciences, never imagined she would attend college — let alone become a scientist.
Then a junior at California State University, Los Angeles, 17-year-old Angela Guerrero walked into a gleaming new chemistry building on the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) campus and took the elevator to the top floor — which houses several of the university’s synthetic chemists — to observe the working environment.
Sanchez spent last summer constructing new strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Laura Florez is completing a master's degree in immunology at Paris VII University.
Amgen Foundation is launching Phase II of its signature initiative, Amgen Scholars.