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PhD Dissertation Defense – Jonas Otoo – “The Development of a Primer Payload with Microparticles for UTI Pathogen Identification Using Poly-Thymidine Modified LAMP Primers in Droplet LAMP”

KGI 121 Building - Room 1111 121 Bucknell Ave., Claremont, United States

Please join us for Jonas Otoo's PhD Dissertation Defense on: Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) have relatively high sensitivity and specificity. However, they are more complex to develop than other diagnostic tests, such as lateral flow immunoassay tests. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is the gold standard of NAATs. PCR requires thermal cycling to achieve clonal […]

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Celebrating the Career of Professor Joel West Research Seminar – “Open Innovation in the Healthcare Sector”

KGI 535 Building - Room 152 535 Watson Drive, Claremont, CA, United States

Please join us for Dr. Joel West's Research Seminar Speaker Series presentation along with a celebration of Dr. West's time here at KGI prior to his retirement the end of this semester! Scholars have previously studied sectoral systems of innovation to analyze the interdependence of innovation activities and capabilities in an industry, but such studies […]

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PhD Literature Mastery Presentation – Ross Steinberg – “The Athlete’s Paradox: The Role of Skeletal Muscle Lipid Droplet Location and Metabolism on Insulin Resistance”

KGI 535 Building - Room 152 535 Watson Drive, Claremont, CA, United States

Please join us for Ross Steinberg's PhD Dissertation Literature Mastery Presentation on: The observation has been made that lean and even overweight metabolically normal individuals do not have significant amounts of ectopic fat deposited in their skeletal muscle. Insulin-resistant individuals typically do, in fact, have ectopic deposits that correlate with their degree of insulin resistance. […]

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TMP Public Presentation Day

KGI 517 Building - Room 165 (Founder's Room)

Please join us to learn about the 2022-23 Team Master's Projects on Friday, April 28, 2023. Agenda Time Event 8:00 a.m. Welcome 8:30 a.m. Presentations begin 11:30 a.m. Lunch break 12:45 p.m. Presentations resume 1:30 p.m. Presentations conclude Register See a list of this year's Team Master's Projects. 

Research Seminar Speaker Series – Dr. William Stanford, Chief Medical Officer at the Beverly Hills Institute for Precision Medicine – “Precision Medicine: Who, What, When, Where, How”

KGI 121 Building - Room 1111 121 Bucknell Ave., Claremont, United States

Please join us for our Research Seminar Series Speaker, Dr. William Stanford, Chief Medical Officer at the Beverly Hills Institute for Precision Medicine, on:  Precision medicine is an emerging healthcare approach leveraging multiple types of data, including genomics, epigenetics, proteomics, radiomics, uber-detailed medical histories, and wearable technology, to craft a care plan. Personalized, precision medicine […]

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Riggs End of Year Celebration

KGI 121 Building - Courtyard , United States

Dean Prosser will be treating all Riggs students to some yogurt from Yogurtland! All Riggs students and faculty are welcome to join us on April 28th, 2023, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. If you are joining us, feel free to accept our calendar invite (sent to your email on 4/3/23) so we know much yogurt to order […]

PhD Dissertation Graduate Student Literature Seminar – Ijeoma J. Nnadozie, PhD Student– “Identification and Comparison of Structural Variants found Colorectal Cancer Patients from Diverse Populations”

KGI 535 Building - Room 152 535 Watson Drive, Claremont, CA, United States

Please join us for Ijeoma J. Nnadozie's PhD Dissertation Graduate Student Literature Seminar Presentation on: One of the primary mechanisms of genetic mutation in cancer is structural variation, which involves the deletion, insertion, or reordering of genomic segments ranging from a few kilobases to entire chromosomes. While the role of structural variants in cancer development […]

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PhD Dissertation Defense – Christine Urrea, PhD Student– “Continuous Bioprocessing: Technology for Next-Generation Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing”

KGI 535 Building - Room 35 535 Watson Ave, Claremont, CA, United States

Please join us for Christine Urrea's PhD Dissertation Defense on: Current industrial practices for producing biopharmaceuticals include fed-batch production with batch isolation and purification. Nonproductive hold-up steps and manual offline measurements are common in batch processing which increases processing time and contributes to a high cost of production. Current market trends and cost pressures in […]

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PhD Dissertation Graduate Student Literature Seminar – Terezie Cernosek, PhD Student– “Poly(A) Tails in mRNA Vaccines: Challenges and Analytical Methods”

KGI 121 Building - Room 1113 121 Bucknell Ave, Claremont, United States

Please join us for Terezie Cernosek's PhD Dissertation Graduate Student Literature Seminar Presentation on: Messenger RNA (mRNA) technology has gained significant traction in the biopharmaceutical space over the last decade for applications that include vaccination approaches for infectious diseases, gene editing, and protein replacement therapies. The unique structure of mRNA molecules includes a 5' cap, […]

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PhD Student Tristan Yang – Graduate Student Literature Seminar-“Exploring the Gut Microbiome and Gout”

Hybrid - Zoom or In-person Bldg. 535 Room 35 , United States

Please join us for PhD Student, Tristan Yang's PhD Graduate Student Literature Seminar on  "Exploring the Gut Microbiome and Gout" Incidents of gout have expanded worldwide with the increased intake of high protein food in many societies. Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis characterized by recurrent episodes of intense joint pain, swelling, and stiffness […]

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Professional Headshots – 1st Year MSGC, 1st Year PA, and Riggs Students (ONLY)

KGI Oasis KGI Commons 111 Bucknell Ave., Claremont, CA, United States

The incoming MBS, MENG, MS, MSMDE, MSGC, MSGDA, MSRA, MSTM, PhD, PPC, PPA, and PA students are available to drop in for the seated portraits on September 1, 2023, and get their headshots taken. There will be no formal schedule. It will be first come, first served in the 121 Student Center and Kitchen. Date: […]

Alumni and Student Reception

KGI 517 Building - Chan Family Cafe & Patio 517 Watson Drive, Claremont, CA, United States

All students and Alumni are invited to a reception to celebrate the Classes of '02, '03, and '04 in the KGI Chan Cafe. Mix and mingle with the KGI Community.

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KGI Casino Night

KGI 517 Building - Room 165 (Founder's Room)

Alumni are invited to mix and mingle as we celebrate the Classes of '02, '03, and '04. Join alumni as we mix, mingle, and play the night away. 

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Lunch and Learn with Rachel Melman, MBS ’07

KGI 517 Building - Room 190 535 Watson Dr, Claremont

Students are invited to learn about regulatory affairs with alumna, Rachel Melman, MBS '07. Rachel is the Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs at Cytokinetics. Rachel has over 16 years of experience and oversees the regulatory strategy for the cardiovascular portfolio at Cytokinetics for preclinical through Phase 3 programs. Register here: Food will only be ordered […]

ABCAB Hybrid Meeting, Student Poster Session, & Industry : Student Reception

KGI 555 Building - Room 640 555 watson dr, claremont, CA, United States

Register to attend the ABCAB Student Poster Presentations and Industry-Student Networking Reception. Please take a few moments to choose your RSVP option to attend this event. Thursday, October 26, 2023 555 Bldg. – Room 640 Debrief Room & Hallway Area (KGI entrance next to the outdoor patio area) Board Meeting 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Student […]

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Riggs School Fall Student Forum

KGI 517 Building - Room 165 (Founder's Room)

All Riggs School students are invited to the Fall Forum with Dean Prosser, in the Founder's Room (note the new location). Lunch will be served. Please RSVP through the Outlook invitation so we can get a headcount for lunch. Please contact RiggsDean@kgi.edu with any questions.

Riggs School Potluck Dinner

KGI 517 Building - Chan Family Cafe & Patio 517 Watson Drive, Claremont, CA, United States

All Riggs School students are invited a Riggs School student, faculty and staff potluck dinner party. Please bring a dish to share!

Coffee with KGI Board of Trustees Member Lydia Villa-Komaroff

Virtual CA, United States

Hosted by KGI's JEDI (Justice, Equity Diversity and Inclusion) Committee, students are invited to hear from Board of Trustees Member Lydia Villa-Komaroff about the advancement of equal opportunities in science.  RSVP here 

Event Series Riggs School Capstone Symposium

Riggs School Capstone Symposium – Day 1

KGI 517 Building - Room 165 (Founder's Room)

You are cordially invited to attend and participate in this two-day capstone event which celebrates KGI graduate student capstone projects and presents research in the applied life sciences by guest speakers as well as graduate students at the master’s and PhD levels. Day 1: Team Master’s Projects (TMP) and Team Design Projects (TDP) Public Presentations  […]

Riggs School Capstone Symposium – Day 2

KGI 517 Building - Room 165 (Founder's Room)

You are cordially invited to attend and participate in this two-day capstone event which celebrates KGI graduate student capstone projects and presents research in the applied life sciences by guest speakers as well as graduate students at the master’s and PhD levels. Day 2: Research Symposium for MS, MSTM, MSGDA, MSCM, MSRA, MSMDE and PhD […]

Lunch and Learn with Karen Tumulty, Associate Editor and Political Columnist, Washington Post

KGI 535 Building - Room 152 535 Watson Drive, Claremont, CA, United States

Hosted by JEDI and The Office of Alumni Support, students are invited to hear from Karen Tumulty. Tumulty was a national political correspondent, winning the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting. Tumulty joined The Post in 2010 from Time magazine, where she worked for over 15 years, holding positions such as congressional and White […]

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KGI in New York

Ella Social 249 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY, United States

Alumni, corporate partners, and friends are invited to mix and mingle with KGI in New York to meet up with President Schuster in his last few months before retiring from KGI.  Drinks and appetizers hosted by KGI.

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