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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 is aimed at providing 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.

MS in Translational Medicine Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Generate hypotheses and perform hypothesis-driven research
  • Design research and methodology, and analyze and report data results
  • Assess the literature, identify knowledge gaps, and convey findings to the scientific community
  • Plan the translation of basic science and engineering discoveries into products and processes that benefit society
  • Communicate effectively in an industry environment composed of scientists, engineers, and business professionals
  • Adhere to ethical principles in research, development, and business issues inherent in the bioscience industries
  • Tackle complex problems and contribute productively on an interdisciplinary team

KGI-IMGS Program Directors

Anastasia Levitin, PhD
Research Assistant Professor; Program Director, MS
KGI School of Applied Life Sciences

Yilun Liu, PhD
Associate Professor, Associate Chair, Department of Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics
Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope

View the list of Faculty and Research Mentors at City of Hope

"The program provides a deep dive into research and offers the best of both worlds. City of Hope has great research opportunities, and KGI has a strong industry pipeline."
Anastasia Levitin
Research Assistant Professor
MS and MSTM, Program Director

Interested in the MSTM program?