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Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Arvind Kumar

Although I had research experience in statistics and epidemiology, the Amgen Scholars Program gave me my first hands-on bench experience.
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Roslyn, New York

Host University: University of Tokyo

Home University: Duke University

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Math and Chemistry

Expected Graduation: 2017

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Who builds LA? GIRLS!

Written By Amgen Foundation Staff
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On a January morning, a team of Amgen scientists traveled to the University of Southern California to spend time with 10,000 young women from Los Angeles County schools through the LA Promise Fund’s Girls Build LA Initiative. Amgen’s “Selfie with a Scientist” booth provided a forum for a few of our female scientists to interact with an eager, bright and inspiring group of young women. With a line around the corner, the students tried on lab coats, donned safety glasses, and handled models of virus, bacteria, proteins and other biological structures.

Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Vera Thornton

"It was validating for me to come into this environment, a top-tier research institution, and be able to participate and accomplish something."
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Tucson, Arizona

Host University: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Home University: University of Arizona

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Neuroscience and Mathematics

Expected Graduation: 2017

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Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Nicole Półtorak

“I applied because I wanted to learn the state-of-the-art methods in the field, and gain access to knowledge and others’ expertise that I couldn’t otherwise.”
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Zduńska Wola, Poland

Host University: ETH Zurich

Home University: University of Southern Denmark

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Mechatronics

Expected Graduation: 2017

 

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Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Bryan Peacker

"It was absolutely amazing to be able to speak with experienced researchers at the symposium about the science, and career paths in science. Attending the symposium helped confirmed my decision to pursue a career in academic medicine."
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Orlando, Florida

Host University: National Institutes of Health

Home University: Harvard University

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Human and Developmental Regenerative Biology

Expected Graduation: 2018

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Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Elisa Paoluzzi Tomada

"The time I spent in Munich was invaluable. My time in the lab went by too quickly and I deeply enjoyed learning techniques and doing experiments."
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Milan, Italy

Host University: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Home University: Humanitas University

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Medicine and Surgery

Expected Graduation: 2019
 

Journey to Science

How did you become interested in science?

I have always been curious about human biology and have had a desire to help others. This has motivated me to study human diseases and to pursue a career in which I could help others through medicine and scientific research.
 

Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Rana Tahir Rasool

"Conducting research at the University of Cambridge has given me the skills and confidence to work independently in my research field."
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Lahore, Pakistan

Host University: University of Cambridge

Home University: University of Zagreb

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Medicine

Expected Graduation: 2018

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Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Candice Ford

"When I heard about the Amgen Scholars Program, I was immediately drawn to the fact that it would enable me to see if life in the lab was a fit for me."
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Host University: Institut Pasteur

Home University: University of Bristol

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Chemistry

Expected Graduation: 2018

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Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Danielle Spitzer

"When you’re in the lab, you get to generate new knowledge. There’s an answer out there somewhere, but no one knows it yet.”
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Host University: Columbia University

Home University: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Biology and Women’s Studies

Expected Graduation: 2017

 

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Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Assama Ketegou

"I felt a sense of community among my peers in the Amgen Scholars Program. Everyone was in the same boat, trying to figure out what they wanted to do for careers."
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Host University: Washington University in St. Louis

Home University: New York University

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Pre-medicine

Expected Graduation:2017

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