About ABE Greater Los Angeles Area
The Amgen Biotech Experience is an international education program funded by the Amgen Foundation. Additional funding and support are provided by New England BioLabs, the Orange County Biotechnology Education Partnership, LA/OC Biotech Center, the California Life Sciences/Biotech Initiative, the Foundation for Pierce College, Fullerton College, Pierce College and California State University-Channel Islands.
ABE-LA Site Director
Mahsa Khatibeghdami is passionate about introducing Biotechnology and the science world to students and providing various opportunities for them to explore their interest in science and technology.
Mahsa has joind ABE-LA team, having served as faculty at Saint Xavier University and the City Colleges of Chicago. Prior to that, she was a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she had the opportunity to manage laboratories and grants while conducting research in the field of cancer biology.
Pasadena Center Coordinator/Lab Technician
Fullerton College Center Coordinator
Dr. Jo Wu has been a Biology professor at Fullerton College since 1990. She serves as the director of the OC Biotech Education Partnership and coordinator of science summer camps, and weekend research projects. Her team of talented instructional assistants ensure that fun, hands-on training occurs at multiple levels for junior high, senior high and college students. Science Summer Camps give opportunities for students to gain lab experience and earn community service hours. The ABE-FC distribution center relies on Jessica Wu-Woods to prepare reagents and equipment kits for Orange County teachers.
Pierce College Center Coordinator/Lab Technician