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Amgen Scholars: Announcements of Opportunity

Below are Announcements of Opportunity posted by Caltech faculty for the Amgen Scholars program.

Announcements of Opportunity are posted as they are received. Please check back regularly for new AO submissions! Remember: This is just one way that you can go about identifying a suitable project and/or mentor. For additional tips on identifying a mentor click here.

Please remember:

  • Students pursuing Amgen must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or students with DACA status.
  • Students pursuing Amgen must complete the 10-week program from June 21 - August 25, 2023. Students must commit to these dates. No exceptions will be made.
  • Accepted students must live in provided Caltech housing.

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Project:  Interdisciplinary Research Projects to Solve Problems in Global Health
Disciplines:  Multidisciplinary, Medical Engineering
Mentor:  Rustem Ismagilov, Professor, (CCE), rustem.admin@caltech.edu
Mentor URL:  https://ismagilovlab.caltech.edu/research  (opens in new window)
Background:  Our lab is passionate about bringing creativity, science and technology to solve problems in global health. Members of our group have backgrounds in chemistry, biology, engineering, medicine, and biophysics—creating a rich, interdisciplinary and collaborative environment. We collaborate with clinical teams, industry, and other stakeholders to translate our research into impact. We use single-molecule technologies, mathematical modeling, microfluidics, microbiology, and clinical data to develop rapid diagnostics of phenotypic antimicrobial susceptibility, focusing on the most urgent threats from the Centers for Disease Control. We are pursuing programs in rapid diagnostics of infectious diseases (including several COVID-19 related projects; see https://covid-study.caltech.edu/) and in understanding the interplay of food, gut microbes, and biophysics in human health.
Description:  The opportunity is to work with a research mentor to learn the techniques and approaches, then own a small piece of the project, and then progress to running one's own project.
References:  https://ismagilovlab.caltech.edu/research/
Student Requirements:  I am primarily interested in brilliant students with who can intellectually engage and make a sufficient time commitment to make an impact on a project.
Programs:  This AO can be done under the following programs:

  Program    Available To
       SURF    Caltech students only 

Click on a program name for program info and application requirements.

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