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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 […]


Coffee With the Dean

Grab a coffee with us! Join Sofia Toro, KGI Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, for informal conversation and coffee. She is happy to answer any questions, from the admissions process to resume writing and everything in between. If this day or time doesn't work for you, check out the other locations she will be […]

Summer Admission Tips & Tricks Webinar

Join us to hear some tips and tricks about our Summer Admissions.  Register here: Zoom Link:

The Psychological Impact of Physical Disabilities

Please join Dr. Kiley Hanish, Assistant Professor of the Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program, to discuss the psychological impact of physical disabilities. Register Here: Zoom:

SFR-NORD | Spring Social: Trivia Night!

Take a break from your upcoming deadlines and join SFR-NORD for a night of trivia at the La Verne Brewing Company on Wednesday, April 19, from 7-9 p.m. Please RSVP via the barcode on the flyer so we know who to expect! Looking forward to seeing you there!

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 […]


Master of Engineering in Biopharmaceutical Processing (MEng) Webinar

Join us for Dr. Michael Koeris, Associate Professor, Bioprocessing and a member of the Amgen Bioprocessing Center in the Department of Biological Engineering and Management, for an overview of the Master of Engineering in Biopharmaceutical Processing (MEng) program. Register Here: Zoom:

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, […]


KGI Visit Day

KGI 535 Building 535 Watson Drive, Claremont, CA, United States

Please join KGI's Office of Admissions for a Visit Day! Guests will have the opportunity to learn more about their program of interest, have lunch, meet members of the KGI community (faculty, staff, and students), and learn about summer programs for undergraduate students. The Visit Day will be followed by an optional Campus Tour and optional Social […]

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 […]


Lunch and Learn with Maria Filippou-Frye, MBS ’14

KGI 517 Building - Room 194 , United States

The Office of Alumni Engagement, NCODA, and IPhO, students are invited to walk through the life of a clinical scientist and exploration of career opportunities in the industry for students graduating from the PharmD and PhD programs. Recent updates in oncology hematology with a focus on CAR-T therapies and biospecifics.  Lunch provided by The Office […]

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 […]


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 […]


KGI Homies Care 2023

KGI Oasis KGI Commons - Courtyard 111 Bucknell Avenue, Claremont, CA, United States

Homies Care is an initiative that combines fun and community engagement to bring awareness to the homeless crisis through hygiene kit assembly and distribution! Sign Up to Volunteer Deadline to sign-up: April 22, 2023 Event and kit assembly will take place April 23, 2023 9-12 pm in Founder's Room! Please donate to help cover the […]

$10.00 – $50.00

Student Mentorship Series with Tom Klopack, Executive Consultant for Life Sciences

Tom Klopack, Executive Consultant for Life Sciences Students are invited to join members of the Corporate Relations Board (CRB) for an informal mentorship event. Get tips and suggestions on how to find a meaningful career and ask questions that will assist you with your professional development. Please RSVP through Handshake.

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 […]


The Nourish Nook

Come one, come all For you can get free groceries before Fall! Hark hark! The location is the Chan Family Cafe So come and get your free food before the coming of May. The Nourish Nook presents the KGI marketplace, where students may receive free groceries! The Nourish Nook will be hosting their first two […]

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. […]


Alternatives to Genetic Counseling: Explore Impactful Careers in Genetics and Genomics

Please join Dr. Barbara Fortini, Program Director of the Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analytics (MSGDA) program, in exploring the impactful careers in genetics and genomics. This webinar is designed to showcase various career paths for those who do not match a genetic counseling program. Register Here: Zoom:

Financial Aid Drop In Hours

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

If you have any questions regarding Financial Aid, please feel free to stop in any time during this hour to speak with a representative from the Financial Aid team! Register Here: Zoom Link: