The Amgen Scholars Program at Duke is an intensive 10-week research experience for undergraduates interested in biotechnology and drug discovery. Scholars select a faculty mentor conducting world-class drug discovery research from 15+ departments including Pharmacology & Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Biomedical Engineering. Scholars will conduct independent research related to the lab’s ongoing projects, mentored by a team of faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students. Outside of the lab, students will:
• visit local biotechnology and pharma companies in Research Triangle Park, home to 250+ companies
• participate in seminars, journal clubs, poster presentations, and programming that support graduate school preparedness
• attend Amgen Scholars U.S. Symposium in California where students hear firsthand from leading scientists working in industry and academia
Duke Amgen Scholars will also participate in social and cultural activities that build community and showcase the vibrant, creative, and innovative city of Durham, NC.