Amgen enlisted Marty Ikkanda, a professor of biological sciences at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, California, to revise the program’s curriculum to resemble his college classes, including giving students a chance to work with green florescent protein expression and purification. The revised program was rolled out to 20 schools the next school year, and grew to 30 schools by the school year’s end.

Check out the current ABE curriculum.


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Pierce College Professor Marty Ikkanda rewrites the program to resemble college curriculum in collaboration with Rick Jacobsen, Bruce Wallace, and Bio-Rad.

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