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K-State Today

August 3, 2017

Bassette selected for Amgen Scholars Program

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Molly Bassette, senior in biology and biochemistry, Atchison, was selected for the Amgen Scholars Program. She conducted research through the program at the University of California, San Fransisco during summer 2017. The UCSF Amgen Scholars receive a stipend, travel funds and off-campus dormitory-style housing.

Since 2006, the Amgen Scholars Program has provided research opportunities under faculty mentors to more than 3,200 undergraduate students. The program partners with 17 educational institutions across the U.S., Europe and Japan to host scholars in research labs.

Bassette spent the summer working with Poornima Rambumar in Martin Kampmann's lab at UCSF. They are researching what genes are involved in cancer cell response to current treatments for multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that causes painful bone lesions, and how those responses are affected by bone cells that co-exist with multiple myeloma in a patient's body.