Resource Library

The curriculum resources listed here support the Amgen Biotech Experience. Resources are provided in partnership with Amgen, WGBH, PBS LearningMedia, Alan Marnett, and BenchFly.

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PBS Learning Media
In this video excerpt from Pathways to Technology, meet Suzanne Pooler, a biotechnology production support associate, whose work contributes to cancer treatment.
PBS Learning Media
Discussion Guide for BLOODLINES: Technology Hits Home reveals how new life technologies are raising ethical, legal and social dilemmas as cutting-edge science intersects with the law. BLOODLINES explores the dilemmas created by new biotechnologies firsthand.
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PBS Learning Media
This transcript for BLOODLINES: Technology Hits Home reveals how new life technologies are raising ethical, legal, and social dilemmas as cutting-edge science intersects with the law.
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PBS Learning Media
In this video adapted from KQED's QUEST series, learn how the hepatitis C virus (HCV), a leading cause of cirrhosis and liver cancer that is spread through blood-to-blood contact, attacks liver cells, and how it's difficult to eradicate HCV without destroying the host cells. The video also explores how scientists such as Dr. Jeffrey Glenn are researching methods for treating the "silent epidemic" by targeting viral replication sites.
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(26:48) This video takes a close look at the duties of a veterinary technician and the fields of biotechnology, wildlife and plantation management, geographic information services, agribusiness, and fish and game management in this episode of Road Trip. Featured schools include Athens Technical College, Ogeechee Technical College, and Swainsboro Technical College.
Career Resource
PBS Learning Media
This video produced by WGBH profiles Kim, a quality control microbiologist at the biopharmaceutical corporation Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Career Resource
PBS Learning Media
Tejal Desai is a bioengineering professor who is investigating new treatments for diabetes. Using nanotechnology, she is developing a tiny capsule that contains pancreatic cells that produce insulin. 
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PBS Learning Media
Aindrila Mukhopadhyay is a microbiologist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where she investigates the most effective ways to use microbes to convert plants into biofuels. Mukhopadhyay leads a multidisciplinary team studying stress response in bacteria. Her work ranges from hands-on research to grant writing. As a student Mukhopadhyay was always passionate about science, and she went on to earn a doctorate in chemistry.Available in Spanish
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PBS Learning Media
In this KQED video meet a post-doctoral fellow at the Gladstone Institutes of Neurological Disease whose project aims to determine whether any drugs already approved by the FDA may also be used to treat ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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