Amgen Scholars

Alumni in Action: Luvena Ong

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Host Institution: Columbia University, Barnard College, 2009
Current Status: PhD candidate in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology

While in the Amgen Scholars Program, Luvena Ong got a firsthand look at what doing independent research would be like. Inspired by the Program and other experiences, she is now pursuing a PhD as a part of the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology, where she is developing and applying nucleic acid–based nanosystems.

Amgen Scholars Alumni in Action: Megan Krench

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At an Amgen Scholars alumni event held at MIT in spring 2015, we asked former Scholars how the Program has affected their career paths. Here’s what they told us.

Megan Krench

Host Institution: MIT, 2008

Current Status: PhD candidate in nueroscience

Amgen Scholars Become Mentors

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2008 Scholar Megan Krench is one of those who has acted as a mentor, taking on two Amgen Scholars during her time as a doctoral student at MIT. “I had a really positive experience with the Amgen Scholars Program, and I wanted to give back to the Program. It was a nice opportunity to show my appreciation,” says Megan, who expected to graduate with a PhD in brain and cognitive sciences in February 2016.

Harvard Life Sciences Outreach Program Coordinator Uses Rap Music to Spark Students’ Interest in Science, the Amgen Biotech Experience

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Guest Post Written by Rebecca Lewis, EDC

With a passion for science and a desire to teach future generations, Alia Qatarneh, program coordinator for the Life Sciences Outreach Program at Harvard and the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) in Massachusetts, is remixing the way high school students across the state are studying science.

Meet Amgen Scholars Faculty Mentor Linda Griffith, Ph.D.

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Linda Griffith, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Gynepathology Research

School of Engineering Professor of Teaching Innovation, Biological Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Meet Amgen Scholar Alumni Maxwell B. Wang

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"These interactions will help me to explore the various fields of bioengineering and settle on a direction for graduate school and the rest of my career."

Meet Amgen Scholar Alumni Alexandra Imre

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"...the Amgen Scholars Program (ASP) is an unparalleled opportunity for young scientists to improve their professional skills."

Meet Mobolaji Fowose, a 2013 Amgen Scholar Alumni

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Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Host Institution: Washington University in St. Louis

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

Major: Biology

As a child, Amgen Scholar Mobolaji Fowose and her family traveled back and forth to the US from their hometown outside of Lagos, Nigeria. They were in and out of hospitals, seeking a diagnosis and treatment for her younger sister who, as a baby, had bacterial meningitis and began to have recurrent seizures. 

Meet Amgen Scholar Maithreyi Raman

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Undergraduate Institution: Imperial College London

Host Institution: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich

Hometown: Bangalore, India

Major: Biochemistry

Working on an extended assignment in her Singaporean high school, Amgen Scholar Maithreyi Raman first confronted the realities of hands-on research when she explored the role of color vision in foraging in ants. Among the blind spots she navigated as a beginner: finding out that most species of ants are blind. Luckily, hers happened to have eyes. 

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