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Cope Health Solutions Tabling

KGI 121 Building - Gayle Riggs Student Center 121 Bucknell Ave, Claremont, CA, United States

Please drop by the Cope Health Solutions table on April 5, 2023, anytime between 12:30-3 p.m. in Oasis building south entrance and learn more about their program. Please RSVP on Handshake.

PhD Dissertation Defense – Mandar Narayan Makwana – “Using computational fluid dynamics and optical sensor technology to scale cell culture platforms”

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

Please join us for PhD Student, Mandar Narayan Makwana's PhD Dissertation Defense. Cell culture vessels range from a micro scale to lab and eventually to a commercial scale vessel. Based on the mode of operation, cell culture vessels have different hydrodynamic environments, making it challenging to scale. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is one such tool […]

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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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PhD Literature Mastery Presentation– Alexander Burns – “Exosomes as Delivery Vectors for Cells and Theranostics”

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

Please join us for PhD student, Alexander Burns' PhD Literature Mastery Presentation on: R&D efforts around exosomes have been ongoing for more than 40 years, with over 80 active clinical trials investigating the use of exosomes as a potential tool for therapy and diagnostics (theranostics), and as a potential alternative to viral vectors. The research […]

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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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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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Virtual Drop-in Hours

Please join our virtual drop-in hours before the May 5 priority deadline! You will have one on one access to our admissions team to ask any questions or concerns that you might have about the deadline. Additionally, our team is available to discuss our Riggs programs in more detail, as well as the admission process. Morning […]

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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Summer Speaker Series: Life After KGI with Liz Alcorn, MBS ’12

Zoom (RSVP for link) , United States

Elizabeth Alcorn currently leads Big Health’s rapidly growing Client Success organization. As a pioneer in the digital therapeutics space, Big Health is a true category creator whose clinical and evidence-based therapeutics have been adopted by numerous Fortune 100 companies. Sleepio, Big Health’s digital therapeutic for insomnia, was recently the first ever digital therapeutic to receive […]

Summer Speaker Series: Life After KGI with Ramya Kartikeyan, PPM ’16

Zoom (RSVP for link) , United States

Ramya Kartikeyan is the Senior Director of Market Intelligence at Myriad Genetics, primarily accountable for developing and executing on the enterprise market and competitive insights program to support strategic decision-making. In her position, she is also responsible for driving programs that support critical growth, business development, and corporate strategy initiatives that report to the Chief […]

Summer Speaker Series: Life After KGI with Joanna Naymark, MBS ’14

Zoom (RSVP for link) , United States

Accomplished life science professional combining deep technical knowledge of biotechnology with industry-specific leadership experience in financial planning & analysis, asset planning, business strategy and development, and program & portfolio management. Discussion Topic: Finance Click here to register

Summer Speaker Series: Masters of Science in Medical Device Engineering (MSMDE)

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

Dr. Hickerson, who joined KGI in October 2005, received her BS in Engineering and Applied Science (2000) and her PhD in Bioengineering (2005) from the California Institute of Technology. Since joining KGI, she has worked on the design of multiple diagnostic instruments including subsystems in sample preparation, amplification, and detection of nucleic acids. Hickerson is […]

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