The Summer Speaker Series at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, CA, will introduce students to potential careers in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and other biomedical industries.

Those participating will learn about various career alternatives from professionals in these industries. Speakers from various backgrounds will share their experiences and career trajectory. It is designed for those early in their career planning, individuals interested in business, and other biotech, healthcare, and pharma roles. To participate, click on the links below to register.

2023 Program Dates

Speakers will have expertise in consulting, clinical and regulatory affairs, finance, marketing, operations/supply chain, manufacturing, controls, clinical trials, quality, market access/reimbursement, project marketing, pharmacy, genetic counseling, and data analytics. Those interested in any of KGI’s programs, biotech, pharma, or healthcare, are encouraged to join all of our summer speaker events.

  • Date
    Tuesday, June 20, 2023
    Liz Alcorn, MBS ’12
    VP, Client Success
    Big Health
    Client Services, Digital Healthcare
    Wednesday, June 21, 2023
    Ramya Kartikeyan, PPM ’16
    Senior Director of Market Intelligence
    Myriad Genetics
    Thursday, June 22, 2023
    Joanna Naymark, MBS ’14
    Director, Head of Financial Planning & Analysis
    Eiger BioPharmaceuticals
    Friday, June 23, 2023
    Anna Hickerson
    Associate Professor, Program Director, Master of Science in Medical Device Engineering (MSMDE)
    Keck Graduate Institute
    Masters of Science in Medical Device Engineering Program (MSMDE)
    Monday, June 26, 2023
    Eemon Tizpa, MSTM ’20 and Abrar Al Maghribi, PPC ’17, MS ’18, PhD ’21
    Medical Student and Research Scientist
    WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
    PhD & Medical School
    Tuesday, June 27, 2023
    Marco Saglimbeni, MBS ’19
    Blue Matter
    Wednesday, June 28, 2023
    Michael Jones, MBS ’19
    Senior Associate, Disclosure and Transparency
    Thursday, June 29, 2023
    Tamerisa Dyer, MSGDA ’22
    Molecular Clinical Variant Curator
    City of Hope
    Friday, June 30, 2023
    Steve Casper
    Professor of Management and Masters of Business and Science Program Director
    Keck Graduate Institute
    Master of Business and Science (MBS)
  • Date
    Wednesday, July 5, 2023
    In-person – 517 North Entrance
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    Jim Osborne
    Professor Emeritus
    Keck Graduate Institute
    Medical Devices – Science Heritage Tour
    Thursday, July 6, 2023
    Quintin Broussard
    Associate Professor, Clinical Sciences
    Keck Graduate Institute
    Doctorate of Pharmacy, Clinical Sciences
    Friday, July 7, 2023
    Joon Kim
    Senior Director and Instructor of Postbaccalaureate Programs
    Keck Graduate Institute
    Postbac Programs: Premedical Certificate (PPC) and Pre-PA Certificate (PPA)
    Monday, July 10, 2023
    Carol Brooks
    Manager – Medical Affairs
    Myriad Genetics
    Tuesday, July 11, 2023
    Ryan Peeler, MBS ’07
    VP Innovation, AI and Analytics
    Data Analytics
    Wednesday, July 12, 2023
    Carolina Moraes de Souza, MEng ’21
    Process Development, Senior Associate
    Thursday, July 13, 2023
    Wendy Chen, MBS ’15
    Director, External Manufacturing
    Arcutis Biotherapeutics, Inc.
    Friday, July 14, 2023
    Barbara Fortini
    Associate Professor of Genetics; Program Director, MS Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analytics (MSGDA); Director of the Center for Training in Applied Genetics
    Keck Graduate Institute
    MS Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analytics (MSGDA) Program
    Monday, July 17, 2023
    Ege Alkan
    Consultant Team Lead
    Azzur Group
    Medical Devices
    Tuesday, July 18, 2023
    Sandie Hong, MBS ’15
    Associate Director
    Red Nucleus
    Wednesday, July 19, 2023
    Tochukwu Anyaduba, PhD ’21
    Senior Bioengineer – IVD Product Development
    Medical Devices/R&D
    Thursday, July 20, 2023
    Shant Donoyan, MBS ’15
    XGEVA HCP Marketing, Senior Manager
    Friday, July 21, 2023
    Emily Quinn
    Program Director for the Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling Program (MSGC) and Assistant Professor
    Keck Graduate Institute
    Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling (MSGC) Program
    Monday, July 24, 2023
    Danielle Lombardi
    Occupational Therapist
    Keck Graduate Institute
    Occupational Therapy
    Tuesday, July 25, 2023
    Katelynn Kirby, MBS ’18
    Staff Regulatory Affairs Specialist
    Stryker Corporation
    Thursday, July 27, 2023
    Barath Muraldiharan, MBS ’19
    Manager Oncology Commercial Forecasting
    Friday, July 28, 2023

    Rachel Knight, MBS ’11
    Director of Business Development, Amgen

    Thomas Tredennick, MBS ’10
    Associate Director, Supply Chain

    Monday, July 31, 2023
    Jesse Perez, PharmD ’18
    Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health

What You Will Learn

Participants will learn about career alternatives in the biomedical industries to plan their educational and career choices better. Through the interactions and discussions with these KGI alumni, students will appreciate the day-to-day activities and challenges associated with careers in a specific area.

Application Procedures and Requirements

  • Free of charge. Participants are responsible for having a personal computer with broadband Internet access.

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