P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Hosein Kouros-Mehr, 2004

Medical Director, Amgen

Hosein Kouros-Mehr is an immigrant from Iran

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a degree

Hosein Kouros-Mehr is a Medical Director at Amgen. Previously, he was the Medical & Scientific Director of Fulcrum 2020.

Born in Iran and naturalized in 1999, Hosein lives in Los Angeles. His family lives in Hacienda Heights, California.

Hosein completed his Ph.D. in developmental and cancer biology and his MD at the University of California at San Francisco. In 2000, he received his BS in biology from California Institute of Technology, graduating in three years with a 4.0 grade point average.

Hosein received a two-year research grant from the National Institute of Health, and was awarded the Kanel Undergraduate Scholarship Award, and the Phi Delta Kappa International Scholarship Award.

His past research addressed exactly when, how, and through which altered gene pathways tumor cells metastasize. Prior to this he was an associate scientist at Genetech in their research oncology department. He completed a post-doctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute.

  • BS Biology | California Institute of Technology (Caltech) 2000
Work History
  • Amgen, Medical Director | June 2018 - PRESENT
  • Fulcrum 2020, Scientific & Medical Director | July 2017 - June 2018
  • Astellas Pharmaceuticals (Agensys), Senior Scientist | November 2014 - July 2017
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