OncoImmunoTherapy Edition

Training Overview

The training will introduce participants to the concepts of oncoimmunotherapy: a biology therapy in which the immune system is used to treat cancer. This will be accomplished by an overview of the biomanufacturing process, understand trends in the field and become aware of careers paths. As part of an interdisciplinary team, participants will work using  aseptic techniques to clone, express and purify the protein DHFR (essential in nucleic acid synthesis), that has been one of the first targets for cancer chemotherapy.  Furthermore, participants will be able to learn about protein expression and purification as well as assessment of biological activity.

Training Schedule

Amgen BioTalents will offer two sections in 2021. The first section on March 6 & 7, 2021 and the other on June 5 & 6, 2021, totally online.  If you graduate in May 2021 you must choose the March section.



Applicants must comply with ALL of the following requirements:

  • Full-time B.S. student from science (Biology, Chemistry, Industrial Biotechnology, Microbiology, Physics) or engineering (Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical) majors.
  • 30 credit hours approved.

Application Checklist

  • Fill application form (online)
  • Submit official transcript, including courses approved last semester (contact below)
  • Essay on how Amgen BioTalents would become an integral part of your professional career (online)

Be aware that transcripts have to be sent to University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez, Attn:  Jamilette Acevedo González, Call Box 9000 Mayaguez, PR 00681-9000.  Many universities are submitting officials transcripts by email.  If you prefer this method the corresponding office can sent the transcript to jamilette.acevedo@upr.edu.


Closing Date!

Application will open December 15, 2020 and close February 19, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

Contact Us

Contact us
University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez Campus
College of Arts and Sciences
Celis Building, Office C-304
Program Administrator
  • Mrs. Jamilette Acevedo González

  • Phone:  787-265-3830

  • Email:  jamilette.acevedo@upr.edu