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Research Seminar Speaker Series-Dr. Animesh Ray-“The Noncoding RNA SPRIGHTLY Drives a Frequent Childhood Brain Cancer by Forcing Exon-Skipping”

Please join us for this presentation by our own KGI Faculty member, Dr. Animesh Ray, Professor of Systems Biology and Genomics Noncoding RNA (ncRNA) genes are even more conserved in evolution than are protein coding genes, suggesting that ncRNAs play important biological functions. One such ncRNA is SPRIGHTLY, which we had previously shown to be […]

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PhD Literature Mastery Presentation – Ana Mena Amores, PhD Student – “Development of a Transient AAV Manufacturing Platform”

Please join us for PhD Student, Ana Mena Amores' PhD Literature Mastery Presentation. Adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors are the leading platform for gene delivery for many diseases like retinal disorders and spinal muscular atrophy. Recent developments on the production of AAV capsids, vector design optimization, and cell culture techniques have contributed substantially to the growth […]

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PhD Dissertation Literature Mastery Presentation – Yi-Chun Lin, PhD Student – “Investigating Voltage-Gated Potassium Channel by Computational Approach”

Please join us for PhD Student Yi-Chun Lin, Research Assistant, Western University give her PhD Literature Mastery presentation. The voltage gated channel family is the third largest class of signal transduction proteins following GPCR and protein kinases. The activation of the voltage gated channel is by the change of the membrane potential. There are two […]

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PhD Literature Mastery Presentation – Cole Azevedo, PhD Student -“Downstream Purification Process Development for Adeno-Associated Virus (AAV)”

Please join us for PhD Student, Cole Azevedo's PhD Literature Mastery Presentation. The gene therapy industry is still in its infancy, with only 3 AAV-mediated gene therapies approved by the FDA to date, and many more in clinical trials. Given recent successes in this space, the manufacturing of these viral vectors is still continually being […]

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Kite Information Session (In-Person)

Please join us to learn about opportunities within Kite and Gilead. Alums will share their journey and reasons why they decided to join the company. We will also provide information about our competitive paid internships, early talent full-time roles, fellowships, and rotational programs.  Students RSVP on Handshake.

PhD Literature Mastery Presentation – Oghenetega Imiruaye, PhD Studet – “The Role of NMDA Receptor Subunits in the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease in Novel Areas of the Brain”

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

Please join us for PhD Student, Oghenetega Imiruaye give his PhD Literature Mastery Presentation. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most prevalent and persistent neurodegenerative condition. Beta-amyloid (Aβ) plaque deposition, accumulation of neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs), inflammation, dysregulated neurotransmitter signaling, brain atrophy, and neuronal alterations are the primary neuropathological hallmarks of AD. The central nervous system (CNS) […]

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PhD Literature Mastery Presentation – Jason Lee, PhD Student – “Modeling Fluidic Shear Stress Found in Various Bioprocess Systems and its Effect on T Cells”

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

Please join us for KGI PhD student Jason Lee, Process Engineer II, Kite Pharma Ph.D. Literature Mastery presentation. The development and approval of autologous CAR-T cell therapies places an increase demand on manufacturing capacity. There are 5 commercially approved autologous CAR-T cell products with over 500 cell therapies in development. Implementation of automation technologies can […]

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PhD Literature Mastery Presentation – Julie Tobar Sosa, PhD Student – “Investigating Treatment Tolerability: Integrating the Toxicity Index with Patient-Reported Outcomes in Bladder Cancer”

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

Please join us for PhD Student, Julie Tobar Sosa's PhD Literature Mastery Presentation. Treatment tolerability refers to the magnitude of adverse events that affect a patient’s adherence and persistence in continuing a prescribed cancer therapy. Understanding and interpreting data concerning toxicity can further our knowledge of treatment tolerability. This can assist oncology professionals to develop […]

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MBS Shirts

As requested by our MBS students, the MBS board has designed and organized custom MBS t-shirts. They are available in one color (navy blue) and have designs on the front and back. Here is the most-voted design picked by both cohorts: Shirts will be on sale from 12/14/22 at 9:00 a.m. - 1/27/22 at 11:30 […]

$32.30 – $55.10

Research Seminar Speaker Series – Jerome Lacroix, Western University – “How do you feel? Sensing mechanical forces with PIEZO channels”

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

Please join us for our Research Seminar Series Speaker, Jerome Lacroix, Associate Professor, Western University presentation on:  Channel proteins catalyze the passive transport of solutes across cell membranes. These rapid transmembrane flows act as cellular signals in numerous biological functions. Channel opening is typically triggered by the presence of a specific stimulus, which is detected […]

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Research Seminar Speaker Series – Shivashavankar Othy, UCI – “Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Immune Cells in the Spinal Cord During CNS Autoimmunity”

Please join us for our Research Seminar Series Speaker, Shivashankar Othy, Researcher, UCI presentation on:  Effector T (Teff) cells potentiate CNS autoimmunity, whereas regulatory T (Treg) cells limit autoimmunity. Using a combination of multiphoton imaging and transgenic mice in an MS-like disease model called experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, we provide new insights into the cellular dynamics […]

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Research Seminar Speaker Series – Ya-Xiong Tao, Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine – “Biased Signaling at Neural Melanocortin Receptors”

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

Please join us for our Research Seminar Series Speaker, Ya-Xiong Tao, Professor, Physiology on:  The global prevalence of obesity highlights the importance of understanding on regulation of energy homeostasis. The central melanocortin system is an important intersection connecting the neural pathways controlling satiety and energy expenditure to regulate energy homeostasis by sensing and integrating the signals […]

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MEng Program ~ Fleece Jackets 2022-2023

2022-2023 MEng Program Fleece Jackets are available for purchase - from April 7, 2023, to Monday, April 17, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. The jacket will have the KGI Logo on the left breast pocket, with the "Master of Engineering in Biopharmaceutical Processing" on the right sleeve (see photo.) **Note: This jacket runs true to size** […]

$55.00 – $72.00

Graduate Student Literature Seminar – Uche Anyaduba – “Advances in the Use of Biomarkers in Oncology Drug Development”

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

Please join us for Uche Anyaduba's Graduate Student Literature Seminar Presentation on: Cancer treatment and drug development face significant challenges and obstacles due to the complexity and variability of cancer biology. Heterogeneity in tumors, innate drug resistance, non-therapeutic targets in some tumor cells, and adverse drug reactions are major roadblocks to effective treatment. Molecularly-targeted therapies are […]

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Team Design Project Presentation Day 2023

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

The Team Design Project (TDP) Presentation Day is the capstone project for KGI’s Master of Engineering in Biopharmaceutical Processing (MEng) program. TDP Day is an in-person event this year.  Master of Engineering Teams will be presenting their capstone project designs developing the next generation of biomanufacturing facilities for the future biopharmaceutical industry. Friday, April 21, […]

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Research Seminar Speaker Series – Dr. Nancy Sobhy Bolous, MD, MA, MSc, Research Scientist, Disease Burden and Simulation at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Global Pediatric Medicine – “Economics of AAV-mediated Gene Therapies: Challenges and Future Directions”

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

Please join us for our Research Seminar Series Speaker, Dr. Nancy Sobhy Bolous, , MD, MA, MSc, Research Scientist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Dr. Nancy Sobhy Bolous is a research scientist in Global Pediatric Medicine at St. Jude. She has led several research projects focused on costing and cost-effectiveness of treatments for pediatric […]

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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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