Megan Krench

Big Impact in Bio: Funding the Translation From Bench to Bedside at the American Academy

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At a meeting of the American Academy of Neurology last year, Megan Krench saw something remarkable: Children, previously unable to move their head or sit up, were turning their heads to look at their parents, sitting up, and even walking. It was a video of a company’s clinical trial for a gene therapy to treat a devastating childhood neuromuscular disorder, spinal muscular atrophy. Infants with this disease typically never reach any developmental milestones, and most die by age two.

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.

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