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Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Alex B. Munster

"The freedom, trust and respect my supervisor and lab colleagues showed toward me allowed me to flourish on my own, and has suitably prepared me for PhD life after I graduate–and my future career as a physician scientist."

Dorset, UK

Host University: Kyoto University

Home University: University of Cambridge

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Medicine

Expected Graduation: 2019

Journey to Science

How did you become interested in science?

Meet David Mangus, an Amgen Biotech Experience Teacher

For [students], biology is not static; it is much more creative and expressive.

David Mangus | Brockton, Massachusetts, USA

ABE Participating School: Brockton High School

Subject and Grade Taught: Biotechnology I, II, and IV (9th, 10th, and 12th)

Years Teaching: 5

Years Participating in ABE: 4

Unique Journey to Teaching & ABE

Celebrating Amgen Biotech Experience Teachers Year-Round


As National Teacher Appreciation Week kicks off today, we would like to thank the many educators that are the backbone of our programs, especially the amazing teachers and mentors involved in the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE), which empowers teachers to bring biotechnology into their high school classrooms.

Amgen Volunteer Uses Impact Day to Give Back


Deb, an Exec. Biopharmaceutical Rep. in Washington, D.C., used her Impact Day to help homeless families at a local nonprofit organization, For Kids.

Amgen Staff from Bogotá Give Back

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Amgen volunteers from the Bogotá, Colombia office worked with students to build furniture for their classrooms and beautify the park at a rural school in La Calera.

Amgen Volunteer Uses Impact Day to Wrap Gifts


Jamie, an Amgen Sr. Biopharmaceutical Rep. from Denver, used her volunteer Impact Day to wrap gifts for children and families living at Brent’s Place, a free housing option for children who are immune-compromised.

The Amgen Scholars Spring 2017 Travel Award Opens


The Amgen Scholars Global Program Office is now accepting applications for Spring 2017 U.S. Alumni Travel Awards. The deadline for application submission is April 21, 2017.

Access the application and recommender form.

About the award

Alice Heicklen: Enriching the Amgen Scholars Experience at Columbia


To design and execute a summer research program like Amgen Scholars is no easy feat. The 10-week program at Columbia University and Barnard College in New York requires year-round planning to nail down faculty lectures, laboratory tours, graduate student and career panels, housing, flights, social events, and seminars in science communication.

Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Anh Cao Vu Quynh

"At my [home] university, all of my research was paper-based, so I had never been in a lab before. That’s why this experience with the Amgen Scholars Program was a great opportunity for me."

Vinh Phuc, Vietnam

Host University: University of Tokyo

Home University: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Environment and Development

Expected Graduation: 2017

Journey to Science

How did you become interested in science?


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