Alumni

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

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 biopharmaceutical industry. Their […]

Aponte-Ubillús Launches BioMarin Career Through CAST PhD Program

The Master of Bioscience (MBS) degree Juan José Aponte-Ubillús earned at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in 2013 set the foundation for his career in biotechnology. But KGI’s Cooperative Awards Student Training (CAST) PhD program made him the industry scientist he is today. Aponte-Ubillús, who earned his PhD from KGI in 2018, is currently employed as […]

Alumni Entrepreneurs, Industry Leaders to Visit KGI for Event Series

With a series of three events in late April, Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) will host influential alumni entrepreneurs and industry leaders as part of panel discussions and the annual business plan competition. “Throughout its history, KGI has worked closely with startup companies, and helped faculty launch spin-off companies,” said Jim Sterling, professor and co-founder of […]

Team Master’s Project Findings on Artificial Intelligence Published in DIA Journal

The findings of a Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) Team Master’s Project (TMP) from the 2017-18 school year have been published in the December 6, 2018 edition of the Drug Information Association’s Journal Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science. The Team Master’s Project was titled “Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Technologies for Regulatory Intelligence” and was conducted in […]

Podcast

#86 – Dr. J. Mario Molina

In this episode, Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) President Sheldon Schuster interviews Dr. J. Mario Molina, the Founding Dean of the KGI School of Medicine. Molina served for 20 years as the Chief Executive Officer of Molina Healthcare, a Fortune 500 company founded by his father in 1980 to provide healthcare to low-income individuals. Molina’s vision […]

#85 – Martin Maccarone

¡Tercera parte de una serie con estudiantes latinoamericanos que participaron en los programas de verano de KGI! Part three of a series featuring Latin American students who are participating in the KGI summer programs!

#84 – Elimar Marcial

Part two of a series featuring Latin American students who are participating in the KGI summer programs! ¡Segunda parte de una serie con estudiantes latinoamericanos que participaron en los programas de verano de KGI!

#83 – Andres Romero Camelo

Part one of a series featuring Latin American students who are participating in the KGI summer programs! ¡Primera parte de una serie con estudiantes latinoamericanos que participaron en los programas de verano de KGI!

Media

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 […]

Joel West’s Research on Open Innovation Featured in Australian Online Magazine

This article originally appeared in The Mandarin, an Australian online magazine, on Sept. 11, 2019. A civic twist on crowdsourcing could give local governments insight into innovative solutions that benefit the community, according to a new research paper. The research, published earlier this year by R&D Management, was a collaboration between Krithika Randhawa of the University […]

Kiana Aran Discusses CRISPR-Chip Innovation on The Oxford Biotech Podcast

KGI Assistant Professor Kiana Aran was featured as a guest on The Oxford Biotech Podcast to discuss the invention and applications of CRISPR-Chip, her celebrated invention that enables sequence-specific real-time detection of DNA without amplification or complex sample processing. To listen to the interview, visit The Oxford Biotech Podcast page.

Barbara Fortini Co-Authors Article in The Journal of Precision Medicine

This article originally appeared in the August 2019 issue of The Journal of Precision Medicine. It was co-authored by Mark Kiel of Genomenon, Inc. How Education is Catching Up with Genomics Background and Motivation In 2017, while the world was becoming increasingly dominated by vast amounts of genomic data, genetics education programs in the US […]