Three UCLA Amgen Scholars win Spring 2016 Travel Awards

The Spring Travel Awards support Amgen Scholars alumni traveling to a national or international conference to present on research conducted while an Amgen Scholar. Congratulations to Erin McDonald (2007), Jonathan Kuo (2010), and Laura Taylor (2012) for winning Spring 2016 Travel Awards!

Ryan Rebernick (2015) wins Outstanding Sophomore Award

2015 UCLA Amgen Scholar, Ryan Rebernick, has been selected as one of the Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association’s Outstanding Sophomore Award Winners. Congratulations, Ryan!

John Ovian (2015) named 2016 Goldwater Scholar

Congratulations to John Ovian for being named a 2016 Goldwater Scholar! The University of Connecticut has published an article featuring John and one other fellow UConn recipient for winning this prestigious award.

Angela Avitua (2014) highlighted by ASM in an article describing her journey to graduate school

The American Society for Microbiology has published an article, “Angela Avitua’s Journey from Community College to Top Research University,” featuring a 2014 UCLA Amgen Scholar. Congratulations to Angela on completing her first year of graduate school at UC Riverside!

Jason Kerr (2013) featured by Keck Graduate Institute

Jason Kerr was featured by Keck Graduate Institute for his internship at Gilead Sciences last summer. Check out KGI’s Facebook post to find out what Jason worked on as an intern.

Two 2014 Scholars and one 2011 Scholar featured in the Amgen Scholars Program Annual Report

Former Scholar Michael Einstein (2011) returned to UCLA for graduate school and served as a mentor to Angela Avitua (2014) through the UCLA Amgen Scholars Program. Michael and Angela were featured in the Amgen Scholars annual report along with Imaani Easthausen (2014).