Now Available: Amgen Scholars Program 2013 Annual Report

Now Available: Amgen Scholars Program 2013 Annual Report

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2013 marked the seventh year of the Amgen Scholars Program and success for its participants from both past and present.

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2012 Amgen Scholar Ambima Buzhyason Tackles Research for the First Time at UCSD

2012 Amgen Scholar Ambima Buzhyason Tackles Research for the First Time at UCSD

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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.

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Amgen Scholars at MIT Meet ‘Connectome’ Neuroscientist Sebastian Seung

Amgen Scholars at MIT Meet ‘Connectome’ Neuroscientist Sebastian Seung

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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.

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Faculty Mentor Richmond Sarpong Supports His Amgen Scholars

Faculty Mentor Richmond Sarpong Supports His Amgen Scholars

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Amgen Scholar faculty mentor Richmond Sarpong calls his students and postdocs “coworkers.”

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2011 Amgen Scholar João Conniot Lives His Dream at Cambridge

2011 Amgen Scholar João Conniot Lives His Dream at Cambridge

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João de Oliveira Conniot was 5 years old when his parents gave him his first toy microscope for Christmas. 

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Amgen Scholar Faculty Mentor Leona Samson Inspires Aspiring Scientists

Amgen Scholar Faculty Mentor Leona Samson Inspires Aspiring Scientists

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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.

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2011 Scholar Angela Guerrero Sails Through Summer Research at 17

2011 Scholar Angela Guerrero Sails Through Summer Research at 17

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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.

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From Sales to Science: 2011 Amgen Scholar Sandra Sanchez

From Sales to Science: 2011 Amgen Scholar Sandra Sanchez

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Sanchez spent last summer constructing new strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae.

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2009 Karolinska Institute Amgen Scholar encourages European students to apply

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Laura Florez is completing a master's degree in immunology at Paris VII University.

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Amgen Scholars Program Video: Karla Ramos Profile

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Amgen Foundation is launching Phase II of its signature initiative, Amgen Scholars.

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Amgen Scholars is an international program funded by the Amgen Foundation with direction and technical assistance provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Cambridge.

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