Alumni in Action: Luvena Ong

Alumni in Action: Luvena Ong

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While in the #AmgenScholars Program, Luvena Ong got a firsthand look at what independent research is like.
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 8:00am

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Host Institution: Columbia University, Barnard College, 2009
Current Status: PhD candidate in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology

While in the Amgen Scholars Program, Luvena Ong got a firsthand look at what doing independent research would be like. Inspired by the Program and other experiences, she is now pursuing a PhD as a part of the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology, where she is developing and applying nucleic acid–based nanosystems.

To read the entire report, please visit the Amgen Scholars Program 2014 Annual Report.


To learn more about the Amgen Scholars Program, please visit our website and check out the #AmgenScholars hashtag on Twitter. Visit and follow @AmgenFoundation to stay up to date with all STEM-related news from the Amgen Foundation.  

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