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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Career Resource
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.
Career Resource
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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PBS Learning Media
(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.
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2009 WGBH Educational Foundation
(2:53) This video introduces students to Andres Berrio, an associate scientist with the biotechnology company, Biogen. Andres talks about his career path, his background as an unmotivated student, the guidance counselor who helped turn his life around, his discovery that he liked learning, and what it takes to succeed in the biotechnology field.
Career Resource
PBS Learning Media
This video produced by WGBH profiles Kim, a quality control microbiologist at the biopharmaceutical corporation Bristol-Myers Squibb.
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PBS Learning Media
(3:15) This video profiles a post-doctoral researcher working in the emerging field of synthetic biology. Karmella explains how she uses biotechnology to build living machines, or devices, from genes. The video demonstrates how Karmella is using synthetic biology to detect cancer cells before they spread.
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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