In recognition of the Amgen Scholars Program’s 10th anniversary, the Amgen Foundation announced the Ten To Watch, a list highlighting the best and brightest up-and-comers in science and medicine. Selected from more than 3,000 Amgen Scholars alumni, who represent 700 colleges and universities across 42 countries, the Ten To Watch is a diverse group of students that has the potential to help define the future of science. The selection process, carried out by the Amgen Foundation in partnership with the participating host institutions, sought to identify the most promising alumni who are on a path to achieving real impact in their field and emerging career.
The list of alumni includes a Rhodes Scholar, Ph.D. graduates from Stanford and MIT and numerous published scientists, as well as future professors, researchers and doctors who are charting unique paths to make a lasting impact. One such alumnus, Aaron Meyer, after receiving his Ph.D. from MIT in 2014, now runs his own MIT lab where he is researching the function of receptors in the body to discover how to make better drugs to fight cancer. He explains, “It’s exciting to be able to work on challenging problems every day with the potential to improve people’s lives.” Aaron was recently recognized by the National Institutes of Health Director’s Early Independence Award. As Aaron continues down his academic path, he believes he can help shape the minds of tomorrow’s scientists.
The full Ten To Watch list, including photos and bios, can be found here.
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Jennifer van der Borgt