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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 15 - August 21, 2020. Students must commit to these dates. No exceptions will be made.
  • Accepted students must live in provided Caltech housing.

Project Title Disciplines Mentor  Posted 
Information bottleneck in autism spectrum disorder     Computer Science, Computation and Neural Systems Brooks Fu  14-Feb-20
Analyze an Innate Decision-Making Behavior in Mice    Neuroscience Markus Meister  14-Feb-20
Dynamics of Self-Organized Transport in a Developing Macroscopic Single-Celled Organism    Biology, Physics Elliot Meyerowitz  30-Jan-20
Deep learning for cellular image analysis    Computer Science, Biotechnology David Van Valen  25-Jan-20
Investigating the impacts of endogenous “natural antibiotics” on heterogeneity within biofilms and microbial community structure    Biology, Biochemistry Dianne Newman  24-Jan-20
Membrane protein biogenesis    Biology, Biochemistry Rebecca Voorhees  23-Jan-20
Novel U-series dating of eggshells    Geochemistry, Geobiology Elizabeth Niespolo  18-Jan-20
Programmable Conditional CRISPR/Cas9 Regulators for Scalable Synthetic Biology    Bioengineering, Synthetic Biology Niles Pierce  22-Dec-19
Encoding of odors from natural sources in the fly brain    Neuroscience, Bioengineering Elizabeth Hong  19-Dec-19
Next Generation Genome Synthesis and Engineering Technologies    Bioengineering, Biology Kaihang Wang  19-Dec-19
Quality control of mitochondria    Biology, Cell biology David Chan  16-Dec-19
Ultrasound neuromodulation of human brain    Neuroscience, Bioengineering Shinsuke Shimojo  12-Dec-19
Data analysis for spatial genomics    Computer Science, Data Science Long Cai  12-Dec-19
Automated instrument for single cell spatial genomics    Electrical Engineering, Computer Science Long Cai  12-Dec-19
Editing of gut microbiota to reduce brain pathology in Huntington’s disease     Neuroscience, Biology Ali Khoshnan  06-Dec-19
Molecular and neurobiological basis of social and symbiotic evolution    Biology, Evolution, Neurobiology, Chemical Biology Joseph Parker  06-Dec-19
Resilience of neuronal activity in brain circuits    Neuroscience, Computation and Neural Systems Carlos Lois  24-Nov-19
Psychometric testing over the internet    Computer Science, Medical Engineering Ralph Adolphs  18-Nov-19
Structural and Function Characterization of Mega Assemblies    Biochemistry, Structural Biology, Cell Biology Andre Hoelz  05-Nov-19