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Ten to Watch: Aaron Meyer, Ph.D.

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“Science is cumulative: Scientific discoveries of today will continue to reap benefits and become the accepted facts of tomorrow.”

Earning an undergraduate degree from UCLA in 2009 and a Ph.D. from MIT in 2014, Aaron Meyer now runs his own lab at MIT where he uses engineering tools to research the function of a family of receptors in the body and discover how to make better drugs to fight cancer. His work has been published in a number of scientific journals, and he was recently recognized by the National Institutes of Health Director’s Early Independence Award.

Ten to Watch: Espoir Kyubwa, Ph.D.

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M.D. Candidate, Medical Scientist Training Program at UC San Diego
Education: UC San Diego
2007 Amgen Scholar 

Ten to Watch: Elisabeth Krow-Lucal, Ph.D.

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Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the CDC

Education: UC San Diego, UC San Francisco, Harvard

2007 Amgen Scholar

Ten to Watch: Todd Gingrich, Ph.D.

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Physics of Living Systems Fellow at MIT
Education: Caltech, UC Berkeley, Oxford, MIT
2007 Amgen Scholar

New ‘Ten to Watch’ List Highlights Top Amgen Scholars Poised to Impact the Future of Science and Medicine

Scientists From Premier Educational and Research Institutions Reveal What the Future may Look Like
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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., November 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ – In recognition of the Amgen Scholars Program’s 10th anniversary, the Amgen Foundation announced the Ten To Watch, a list highlighting the best and brightest up-and-comers in science and medicine. Selected from more than 3,000 Amgen Scholars alumni, who represent 700 colleges and universities across 42 countries, the Ten To Watch is a diverse group of students that has the potential to help define the future of science.

10 Years in, Amgen Scholars Program Continues its Commitment to Student Scientists

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This summer marks the tenth anniversary of the Amgen Scholars Program, which aims to provide young scientists access to cutting-edge research experiences and biotech industry exposure. The program is hosted by 17 premier institutions in the U.S., Europe and Japan, with more than 3,100 students participating to date. Just this year alone, over 350 talented undergraduates spent their summer conducting hands-on research under leading academic scientists through the program.

Meet Róisín Uí Choinn from Ireland

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School: Coláiste Oiriall, Muineachán 

Subject and Grade Taught: Science (Junior Cert), Biology and Physics (Leaving Cert)

Years Teaching: 14 years

Years in Amgen Teach community: 1

Participation in Amgen Teach programme: National Training for Inquiry Based Learning using Sensors & SEAI Energy Workshop and the 12th Science Projects Workshop in the Future Classroom Lab

Meet Murielle Treil from France

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School: Thomas Mann middle school 

Subject and Grade Taught: Physics and Chemistry

Years Teaching: 23 years

Years in Amgen Teach community: 1

Participation in Amgen Teach programme:

National training at ‘Fondation la main à la pâte‘and the 12th Science Projects Workshop in the Future Classroom Lab 

Planting a Science Education Seed in Croatia

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Every summer, 40 high school students from Croatia and other areas of Europe gather for 10 days to conduct hands-on research projects with mentors who are only a few years their senior. In the small town of Požega nestled in the mountains of eastern Croatia, these students learn about opportunities in science that lie ahead of them.

Meet Petr Distler from the Czech Republic

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School: Gymnazium Altis

Subject and Grade Taught: Chemistry, 6-13 Grade

Years Teaching: 3 years

Years in Amgen Teach community: 1

Participation in Amgen Teach programme: National trainings, DLA7 and the 12th Science Projects Workshop in the Future Classroom Lab

Petr is a Chemistry teacher from Prague (Czech Republic) that has participated in all the different types of Amgen Teach activities since his enrolment in the programme last year.

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