A Resilient Residency for PharmD Alumna Shows Her Capacity For Care

CLAREMONT, Calif. – As a Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) pharmacy resident at the Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center, Susan Schroeter, PharmD ’18, feels she is exactly where she wants to be professionally. She hopes to practice pharmacy in a hospital setting, ideally in ambulatory care, and the residency program is helping to expand her clinical […]

BSMA Conference to Showcase Innovative Collaboration Between KGI and Industry

As Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) students completing a Team Master’s Project (TMP), Madhumita Suresh and Leslie Maurer presented company executives with a set of recommendations to enhance supply chain processes. Now the 2019 Master of Business and Science (MBS) graduates will offer insights from their TMP to a wider audience of industry leaders attending the […]

KGI Alumnus Finds Passion as a Regulatory Affairs Rap Artist

CLAREMONT, Calif. – Lawrence Maddela, MBS ’18, PPC ’17, has a way with words, whether he is drafting a submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the lyrics to hip-hop music. He has shown his skill in both during his clinical and regulatory affairs development program at Edwards Lifesciences, the world leader […]

Team Master’s Project Leads to Positions at Amgen After Graduation

CLAREMONT, Calif. – Aryan Sangwan and Madhumita Suresh hadn’t expected to go into clinical supply chain operations when they arrived from India for the Master of Business and Science (MBS) program at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI). But that’s exactly what the two 2019 MBS graduates are now doing at Amgen, a global leader in the […]


#90 – Postbac Premedical Certificate (PPC)

Elba Muñoz, the Assistant Program Director, recorded this webinar in May 2019. To learn more about KGI’s Postbac Premedical Certificate program, visit!

#89 – Jemal Hussein

In this episode, KGI President Sheldon Schuster chats with Jemal Hussein, who is a first-year pharmacy student here at KGI. To learn more about Jemal’s foundation, visit @tenafoundation on Instagram. Interested in KGI’s PharmD program? Go to

#88 – Anna Hickerson

In this episode, KGI President Sheldon Schuster chats with Anna Hickerson, who is the program director of KGI’s new Medical Device Engineering master’s program.  Hickerson first joined KGI in 2005. She is a listed inventor on 12 issued US patents and several more pending.  She has consulted for multiple diagnostic and medical device companies.  In […]

#87 – Martin Zdanowicz

On this episode of the KGI Podcast, KGI President Sheldon Schuster chatted with Martin Zdanowicz, the new dean of the KGI School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Dean Zdanowicz started in his role on August 1st of this year, following seven years in a leadership role at the University of Miami. While in Miami, he […]


Kiana Aran Featured in Berkeley Engineer Magazine

This “New frontiers in gene editing” story originally appeared in the Fall 2019 issue of the Berkeley Engineer Magazine.  Kary Mullis won the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing a laboratory process that finds a specific location on the roughly 3 billion-letter human genome. The technique, called polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, has been […]

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News Covers CRISPR-Chip

This story originally appeared in the October issue of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News. “Imagine if you had to download all the information on the Internet and search it every time you wanted to find something online. That’s essentially what whole-genome sequencing is,” says Michael Heltzen, chief executive officer of Cardea Bio. In partnership with […]

KGI Alum and 54gene CEO Abasi Ene-Obong Featured in WIRED

This story, written by Megan Molteni, first appeared in WIRED on Oct. 1, 2019.  When evening falls on a solar-panel-clad building outside the Nigerian capital of Lagos, its generators roar to life. The electrical grid here is unpredictable, and the company that works out of the building, 54gene, isn’t taking any chances. Losing power, even […]

Kiana Aran’s CRISPR-Chip Launched as “Genome Sensor”

This article originally appeared on on Sept. 13, 2019. The CRISPR-Chip garnered much attention earlier this year when the novel graphene-based biosensor CRISPR-Cas technology was introduced in a Nature Biomedical Engineering publication in March. This week, the two companies that have been straddling the technology that is able to detect a specific genetic mutation from […]