Six Amgen Scholars share what they Love about Science

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In July, at the U.S. symposium, six Amgen Scholars shared what they love about science. From the power of energy to the magic of molecules, these students share their unique perspectives on what drives their research.
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From Amgen to the Atacama to Academia: An Unexpected Trajectory

From Amgen to the Atacama to Academia: An Unexpected Trajectory

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As an undergraduate student at Caltech, Levine conducted research at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory where she designed luminescent lanthanide sensors for detection of bacterial endospores, which are among the most resilient forms of life on Earth.
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Insistent for Progress: 2007 Scholar Elisabeth Krow-Lucal’s Commitment to Human Health

Insistent for progress: 2007 Scholar Elisabeth Krow-Lucal’s commitment to human health

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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?”

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With Hundreds More in Pipeline, the First Amgen Scholars are Completing Their Ph.D.s

With Hundreds More in Pipeline, the First Amgen Scholars are Completing Their Ph.D.s

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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.

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2011 Amgen Scholar Vanessa Gray Delves Into DNA, Including Her Own

2011 Amgen Scholar Vanessa Gray Delves Into DNA, Including Her Own

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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.

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2010 LMU Amgen Scholar Bartosz Helfer Takes His Summer Project to Publication

2010 LMU Amgen Scholar Bartosz Helfer Takes His Summer Project to Publication

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In 2009, Bartosz Helfer was well into earning his bachelor’s degree in cognitive sciences at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, one of the biggest universities in one of the largest cities in Poland.

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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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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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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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