Amgen Scholars

Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Danielle Spitzer

"When you’re in the lab, you get to generate new knowledge. There’s an answer out there somewhere, but no one knows it yet.”
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Host University: Columbia University

Home University: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Biology and Women’s Studies

Expected Graduation: 2017

 

Journey to Science

How did you become interested in science?

Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Assama Ketegou

"I felt a sense of community among my peers in the Amgen Scholars Program. Everyone was in the same boat, trying to figure out what they wanted to do for careers."
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Host University: Washington University in St. Louis

Home University: New York University

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Pre-medicine

Expected Graduation:2017

Journey to Science

How did you become interested in science?

Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Anthony Preza

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Journey to Science

How did you become interested in science?

My mom is a scientist. She carried out microbiology research as a graduate student, and later as a postdoc, for most of my upbringing. I would go to the lab with her, and I also remember working intensely on school science projects. I liked microbiology, but I ultimately became interested in neuroscience because some of my relatives had conditions that affected the brain.

Academic and Professional Ambitions

Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Anna Talyzina

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Journey to Science

How did you become interested in science?

My grandfather was a pharmacologist, and he told me about his work. I have always dreamt that one day I would create my own drug and it would help people and make a difference in the world. Science is what I enjoyed most in school. While at university, I wanted to combine applied math, physics, biology and chemistry to benefit from that knowledge. I can’t imagine my life without science in it.

Academic and Professional Ambitions

Attending the 2016 Japan Amgen Scholar Symposium

Guest post written by The University of Tokyo Amgen Scholar Alex Sample
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The Amgen Scholar Japan Symposium was a global gathering of passionate young scientists. The Amgen Scholars Japan Program is the only one of Scholar’s three programs to accept applications from any country which leads to a very diverse group; this year 48 Scholars from 17 countries participated. This year, Kyoto University hosted the symposium, so naturally the best way to show the Tokyo Scholars the city was with a visit to one of Kyoto’s many shrines—in this case Fushimi Inari Taishita.

Ten to Watch: Joy Wolfram, Ph.D.

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Postdoctoral Fellow at the Houston Methodist Research Institute

Education: University of Helsinki, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

2009 Amgen Scholar

“Scientific breakthroughs have two components: crazy ideas and people with the courage to pursue them.”

Ten to Watch: Michelle Vaisman

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Ph.D. Candidate and NASA Space Technology Research Fellow at Yale University

Education: UC Berkeley, Yale

2010 Amgen Scholar

“As science advances, so does our quality and way of life.”

Ten to Watch: Suan Tuang

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‎M.D./Ph.D. Candidate at the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program

Education: MIT, Harvard

2012 Amgen Scholar 

Ten to Watch: Marta Andres Terre

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Ph.D. Candidate, Immunology at Stanford

Education: University of Barcelona, U Penn, Stanford

2010 Amgen Scholar 

Ten to Watch: Trisha Stan, Ph.D.

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“We do science for the betterment of society, but too many misunderstandings exist between scientists and the populations we strive to serve. I hope to build bridges of communication and understanding between scientists and the public.”

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