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Young Scientists Share Their Thoughts on the Amgen Biotech Experience in Singapore

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Hear from students in Whitely Secondary School, Singapore as they share their experiences of how the Amgen Biotech Experience sparked their interest in science discovery.
 
 

Amgen & The Joy of Discovery: Inspiring the Scientists of Tomorrow

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At Amgen we are guided by our mission to serve patients. The joy of discovery is a feeling that unites all our scientists no matter their origin, gender, or age. The Amgen Biotech Experience provides students around the world the opportunity to experience the joy of discovery: https://www.amgenbiotechexperience.com/

 

Opportunity for Transformation, Innovation, and Diversity: Thoughts on the Amgen Scholars Program

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For Cammi Valdez, undergraduate research was a pivotal moment in her life. It was her first exposure to thinking critically about a single question and the first time she could delve into thinking about creating something novel. Now program manager for the Harvard University Amgen Scholars Program, Valdez loves seeing that transformation occur for students participating in the undergraduate research experience.

Solving the Immunology Puzzle: A Scholar's Journey From Caltech to Forbes 30 Under 30

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In high school, Marvin Gee was fortunate to get a jump start on his research career, working at the National Cancer Institute. Cancer had been a personal interest of his because of the death of his uncle who battled with the disease. His early exposure to bioscience research helped him realize that biology is like a complicated puzzle. It all eventually fits together to make perfect sense.

Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Andrea Pérez González From Universidad Francisco de Vitoria

"Although I had no previous research experience, Dr. Hugh Robinson gave me the opportunity to do my project on electrophysiological properties of small-cell lung cancer.”
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Madrid, Spain

Host University: University of Cambridge

Home University: Universidad Francisco de Vitoria

Amgen Scholar Year: 2017

Major: Biotechnology and pharmacy

Expected Graduation: 2019 and 2021 (for a joint degree)

Journey to Science

How did you become interested in science?

Amgen Scholars Alumni David Isaac Berrios Shares the Larger Significance of His Research

"Moving forward, I am confident that obtaining a graduate education will empower me to improve the quality of life for others. My ultimate career goal is to become a scientist who inspires others to achieve their goals."
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David Isaac Berrios

Pittsburg, California

Host University: University of California, San Francisco

Home University: University of California, Davis

Amgen Scholar Year: 2017

Major: Biochemistry and molecular biology

Expected Graduation: June 2018

Journey to Science

How did you become interested in science?

From Creating Rock Climbing Holds to Conducting Amgen Scholars Research, Meet Elizabeth (Lily) Hallett

"I was really interested in exploring Caltech, specifically the Lewis lab’s work on solar fuel. That particular project really drew me to apply to the Program."
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Elizabeth (Lily) Hallett

Fayetteville, Arkansas Carolina

Host University: Caltech

Home University: University of Arkansas

Amgen Scholar Year: 2017

Major: Chemical Engineering

Expected Graduation: Spring 2019

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How did you become interested in science?

See Why Rachel Elizabeth Petherbridge, Amgen Scholars Alumni, Became Interested in Biology

"As of right now, I aim to graduate college, potentially get a master’s degree, and definitely pursue a Ph.D., most likely in biological engineering."
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Rachel Elizabeth Petherbridge

Garner, North Carolina

Host University: Harvard University

Home University: Boston University

Amgen Scholar Year: 2017

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Expected Graduation: 2019

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Inspired by Prominent Figures in Chemistry: An Amgen Scholars Alumni Story

"I am working on the continuous flow synthesis of Tranexamic acid, a drug that works to prevent the excess loss of blood. My ultimate career goal is to pursue a government position conducting forensic science research on trace evidence, explosives."
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Corshai Williams

Host University: MIT

Home University: Virginia Union University

Amgen Scholar Year: 2017

Major: Chemistry

Expected Graduation: May 2018

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Amgen Scholars Alumni Wants to Mentor Underrepresented Undergrads Interested in STEM

"Ultimately, I aspire to become a principal investigator (PI) with my own lab crewed by brilliantly blossoming scientists. As of now, I am fascinated by neuroimmunology and the role of neuroinflammation in neurodegenerative diseases."
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Cassandra Baker

Host University: Washington University in St. Louis

Home University: University of Houston

Amgen Scholar Year: 2017

Major: Psychology

Expected Graduation: December 2018 

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