Molecular Biology

Meet Post-doc Researcher Caitlin DeJong, HP Labs’ First Molecular Biologist

by Simon Firth, HP Labs Correspondent

Dr. Caitlin DeJong is the first molecular biologist to be hired at HP Labs. She joined the Life Sciences Research Group in HP’s Print Adjacencies and 3D Lab last May on a three year post-doctoral research position. DeJong completed her Ph.D.

Amgen Scholars Program: Jonathan Stoltzfus, PhD

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Jonathan Stoltzfus

Host Institution: University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), 2007

Undergraduate Institution: Messiah College

Hometown: Harrisonburg, Virginia

Graduate Institution: Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Graduate Degree and Research Area: PhD, cell and molecular biology, 2013

Amgen Scholars Program: Nikola Doležalová

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Host Institution: University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England

Undergraduate Institution: Charles University in Prague

Hometown: Tečovice, Czech Republic

Major: Molecular biology and biochemistry

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


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 Scholar Alumni Timothy Chai


Timothy Chai

Saratoga, CA

“We’re a very diverse group of students with a similar passion for science. The Amgen Scholars Program’s done a spectacular job of putting together a well-rounded group of people.”

Meet Randy Schekman, PhD - a Professor, Nobel Prize Winner and Amgen Scholar Mentor


Growing up, Randy Schekman was always enthusiastic about math and science. But the 2013 Nobel Prize winner in physiology or medicine—for his fundamental work showing how proteins move within cells and are secreted—first developed a passion for bench biology as an undergraduate.

Meet Amgen Scholar Oarteze Hunter


“Being in the presence of these big professors and doctors and having the chance to dialogue with them has been really inspiring.”

Prognostic Role Found for miR-21 Expression in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Findings suggest measurement of changes in the tumor microenvironment are important in this heterogeneous group, according to study published in the American Journal of Pathology
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Philadelphia, PA, December 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ – “Triple-negative” breast cancer (TNBC) occurs in patients whose cells do not express receptors for estrogen, progesterone, and/or human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (ER-/PR-/HER2-). Because of the absence of these predictive biomarkers, treatment assignment can be difficult.

Meet Amgen Scholar Alumni Sasa Svikovic


Sasa Svikovic

Belgrade, Serbia

“All the lab techniques that I mastered during the Amgen Scholars Program were essentially the ones that I use now every day.”

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