Podcast

#91 – Nazeli Dertsakian

In this episode of the KGI Podcast, KGI President Sheldon Schuster interviews Nazeli Dertsakian, who is the Vice President and Site Head for Genentech, Oceanside. Nazeli joined Genentech in 2015 as the Head of Drug Substance Manufacturing.

#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 www.kgi.edu/ppc!

#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 kgi.edu/pharmd.

#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 […]

Media

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 genengnews.com 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 […]

Alumni

2002 KGI Alumna Line Stigen Raquet Joins Creoptix as CEO

Line Stigen Raquet, an alumna from Keck Graduate Institute’s (KGI) first graduating Master of Business and Science class of 2002, is now CEO of Creoptix, a Switzerland-based company specializing in innovative bio-analytical instruments, effective January 1. She believes the company’s products, including its Wave Delta instruments, offer fantastic opportunities in drug discovery and pharmacology. Raquet […]

Every Gift Will Be Matched in the #GiveTueInnovators Campaign

Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) is excited to announce that we have just received a matching gift for our #GiveTueInnovators Fall Giving Campaign!  KGI Trustee Dr. Ross Grossman and his wife have generously agreed to MATCH all donations up to $25,000. That means every dollar you donate will be DOUBLED until December 31. So, every $10 […]

Donate to #GiveTueInnovators Fall Giving Campaign

KGI’s Fall Giving Campaign, #GiveTueInnovators, started with a soft launch on November 11. The campaign, which fully kicks off on December 3 for Giving Tuesday, provides funding to address our most pressing needs at KGI, including student professional development, campus improvements, and scholarships for students. This year, we are focused on increasing our participation from […]

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 […]