The MSTM program provides students with an applied research experience and an in-depth understanding of how to translate basic research into medical products.
The Master of Science in Translational Medicine (MSTM) is a two-year KGI–Irell and Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences at City of Hope (IMGS) joint program. Graduates will be uniquely positioned to begin research laboratory careers in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry, clinical or academic laboratories, or pursue further education at the doctoral level, medical education, or both.
This program provides students with an applied research experience and an in-depth understanding of how to translate basic research into medical products from the perspectives of both academic research (discovery) and downstream commercial development.
Here are the top occupations for KGI graduates from the MSTM program:
Stepping stone to doctoral degrees
Anastasia Levitin, PhD
Professor of Practice in Translational Medicine
KGI Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences
Yilun Liu, PhD
Associate Professor, Associate Chair, Department of Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics
Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope
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In celebration of KGI’s accomplishments during the 2021-2022 academic year, the Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences (Riggs School) and School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (SPHS) hosted […]
Dr. Abrar Al Maghribi, MS ’18, PhD ’21, and Eemon Tizpa, MSTM ’20, first became acquainted with Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in 2015, when they participated in KGI’s Summer Explore […]
For many students, transitioning to all-online classes—especially for fields of study that are typically more lab-oriented—was a significant adjustment. However, for Tali Kiperman, MSTM ’22, taking online classes for her […]
This story was first published in the 2019-20 Annual Report. Translational medicine is an emerging field in which questions around the mechanisms of disease are used to guide research in […]
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