When Elisabeth Krow-Lucal started college at the University of California, San Diego in 2005, she thought, “Wouldn’t it be so cool to work in a lab that studies the bubonic plague or another infectious disease that changed the course of history?”
In November, Amgen Scholar alumna Seychelle Vos bought a one-way plane ticket to Germany, where she will embark on a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, in the group of Patrick Cramer.
In 2009, as a sophomore at Arizona State University in Tempe, Vanessa Gray started what would become a fruitful beginning as a scientist. She began conducting research with Sudhir Kumar, whose group uses genomics data from species ranging from primates to fish to make inferences about human disease.
As a young girl, science and math had been Olivia's favorite, and she had a natural aptitude for the subjects.