Big Impact in Bio: Innovating to Save Lives

Amgen Scholars alumni tell their #BigImpactinBio stories, focusing on how to innovate in biotechnology in order to improve and save people’s lives. Continue reading


Big Impact in Bio: Building Communities

Amgen Scholars alumni tell their #BigImpactinBio stories, focusing on the importance of community building in science. Continue reading


Creating Global Pathways to Science: Lela Okromelidze and Marta Andres Terre

Two women from two different backgrounds – one from a rural town in Eurasian Georgia and the other from urban Barcelona – both shared something in common growing up: a lack of access to scientific research labs. Continue reading






With Hundreds More in Pipeline, the First Amgen Scholars are Completing Their Ph.D.s

In November, Amgen Scholar alumna Seychelle Vos bought a one-way plane ticket to Germany, where she will embark on a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, in the group of Patrick Cramer.

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2011 Amgen Scholar Vanessa Gray Delves Into DNA, Including Her Own

In 2009, as a sophomore at Arizona State University in Tempe, Vanessa Gray started what would become a fruitful beginning as a scientist. She began conducting research with Sudhir Kumar, whose group uses genomics data from species ranging from primates to fish to make inferences about human disease.

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Karolinska Institutet Faculty Mentor Lisa Westerberg on Mentorship

As an undergraduate at Karolinska Institutet, Lisa Westerberg had her sights set on learning as many methods as possible. 

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