Amgen Scholars

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.

Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Nguyen Thu Trang from Nam Dinh, Vietnam

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Host University: Kyoto University

Home University: The National University of Singapore

Amgen Scholar Year: 2017

Major: Life Science

Expected Graduation: 2018

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Amgen Scholars Alumni Hlib Razumkov Traveled From University of Toronto to University of Tokyo to Conduct Research

"Even though I didn’t work on drug design in this program, Nakamura Lab and Japan in general taught me one very crucial thing: how to work. I saw people putting their soul into their projects and generating new ideas every single day."
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Hlib Razumkov
Kyiv, Ukraine
Host University: University of Tokyo
Home University: University of Toronto
Amgen Scholar Year: 2017
Major: Biological chemistry specialist
Expected Graduation: 2020

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Undergraduate Hiroki Fukuda Shares His Amgen Scholars Experience

"I also enjoyed interacting with many international students in my lab. I have come to realize that I have many colleagues with which to work, as well as lots of goals toward which I can work outside of Kyoto University."
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Hiroki Fukuda
Osaka, Japan
Host University: Kyoto University
Home University: Kyoto University
Amgen Scholar Year: 2017
Major: Biosensing engineering
Expected Graduation: March 2018

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Buddies for Life: Easing the Transition to UCLA

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Melissa Song was born in China but moved to California when she was 5 years old and stayed in the area for college at UCLA to pursue neuroscience. Hannah Pearce was born and raised in Houston, also staying in her home state for college, at Texas A&M to pursue bioengineering. But the summer before her senior year, Hannah would go to UCLA for her Amgen Scholars research, meeting up with resident-expert Melissa. Their pairing has led to a lifelong friendship and is a defining characteristic of the Amgen Scholars Program for many participants.

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