Contact UsDiana Bartlett
Assistant Vice President,
Phone: (909) 607-9864
Email: diana_bartlett[at symbol]kgi.edu
Tomorrow’s bioscience business leaders working on your project today
Once your project is defined, it is assigned to a team of three to five advanced graduate students. Focused and highly capable, our students have backgrounds in biology, bioengineering, chemistry, physics, medicine, and more. Many of them also have work experience with life science or technology firms.
Typically, student teams manage projects from fall through spring semesters - September to May - spending between 2000-2500 person hours on solutions and answers needed to successfully address a sponsor’s business needs. Projects with shorter timelines can run from January through May. Additionally, a subset of team members can work as summer interns to jump-start the full project prior to the fall kickoff.
The student team – in collaboration with the faculty advisor and corporate liaison – develops a project plan that details milestones, accountabilities, deliverables, and timelines. While this plan guides the team’s efforts over the life of the project, it is frequently updated to reflect changing information and marketplace dynamics.
Each sponsoring organization identifies an internal champion to collaborate with the team over the life of the project. This liaison helps monitor and guide team progress, and serves as the gateway to the rest of the organization.
The team and liaison will establish a regular communications schedule (for example, weekly phone conferences) as well as short- and long-term milestones and deliverables.
In addition to solid knowledge of the project topic, the liaison should possess good communication skills, candor, and an interest in collaborating with highly skilled, highly energetic graduate students.
KGI faculty advisors
Our interdisciplinary faculty has current research and business experience in areas such as: optimization of yeast recombinant protein production; bioinformatics; genomics; proteomics; cell-based microarray technologies; DNA amplification and analysis methods; microfluidics; molecular and computational analysis of regulatory networks; rational design of multi-drug therapies; and structural genomics. With a focus on applied research, the faculty's work has resulted in an extensive portfolio of issued patents.
KGI faculty have been funded by organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, the US Department of Energy, the Civilian Defense Research Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Hedco Foundation, The Seaver Institute, The Whittier Foundation, and others.