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Ioannis Koulas From Greece Shares His #AmgenScholars Journey

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Ioannis Koulas

Thessaloniki, Greece

Host University: ETH Zürich

Home University: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Amgen Scholar Year: 2017

Major: Medicine

Expected Graduation: 2018

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A Diagnosis That Led to Life’s Mission: Working to Reverse Alopecia Areata at Columbia

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Most Amgen Scholars only begin to learn about their summer research topic in their college years. For Trévon C. Gordon, his research topic began in high school, when he began to suffer from a condition called alopecia areata, which prevents him from growing hair. Since then, understanding the autoimmune disease has become his mission, and he spent his Amgen Scholars summer researching ways to treat it with a cutting-edge researcher who herself has alopecia areata.

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)

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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

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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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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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An Amgen Scholars Journey From Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México to the University of Tokyo

"I think that one of the best ways to learn is by conducting scientific research. It makes you aware that scientific knowledge is dynamic and constantly advancing, always challenging current knowledge."
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Julia Carrasco Zanini Sánchez

Mexico City, Mexico

Host University: The University of Tokyo

Home University: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Amgen Scholar Year: 2017

Major: Bachelor's Degree in Basic Biomedical Research

Expected Graduation: 2018

 

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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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