Big Impact in Bio: Innovating to Save Lives

Sep 26, 2018 9:45 AM ET

In this video, Amgen Scholars alumni tell their #BigImpactinBio stories, focusing on how to innovate in biotechnology in order to improve and save people’s lives. Marvin Gee (ASP 2011, California Institute of Technology) is co-founder of 3T Biosciences; Ailon Haileyesus (ASP 2015, Harvard University) is a development engineer at K2M, Inc; and Joshua Yang (ASP 2013, University of California, San Diego) is co-founder of Helispot and an M.D./Ph.D. student at Johns Hopkins University.

Since 2006, the Amgen Scholars Program has provided hands-on research opportunities under world-renowned faculty mentors to over 3,500 undergraduate students. Ninety-four percent of the program’s alumni who have completed their bachelor's degree are currently pursuing an advanced degree or career in a scientific field. For more information about Amgen Scholars, visit

Filmed by: Andrew James Benson

Produced by: Lisa M.P. Munoz, SciComm Services, Inc.

Music: Never Never Days (Instrumental) by Great Basin

Filmed on location at: 3T Biosciences (Menlo Park, CA), Center for Bioengineering and Innovative Design at Johns Hopkins University, and Fast Forward (Baltimore, MD)