Keck Graduate Institute brings together faculty with expertise in bioengineering, computational biology, applied molecular and cellular biology, genetics, and bioscience business under one administration, with no departmental boundaries. To facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations between faculty from diverse backgrounds, KGI has established five centers based on our unique institutional capabilities.
Amgen Bioprocessing Center
One of the most important teaching and research laboratories at Keck Graduate Institute, the Amgen Bioprocessing Center serves as the basis for the bioprocessing focus track offered as part of KGI’s Master of Business and Science (MBS) program, as well as the Master of Engineering (MEng) in Biopharmaceutical Processing program. The Center is a state-of-the-art facility where MEng and MBS students learn the skills necessary to become leaders in bioprocessing.
Center for Biomarker Research
The Center for Biomarker Research is dedicated to education and applied research activities that expand knowledge and development of biomarkers as a tool for diagnostics, drug development and the practice of medicine in the 21st century.
Center for Rare Disease Therapies
Established to raise awareness of rare diseases and promote promising treatments, the Center for Rare Disease Therapies educates students to become biotech industry leaders who understand rare diseases and recognize the need for remedies. It brings together all of the parties who can make a difference and find solutions: patient advocacy groups, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, government agencies, research institutions, and nonprofit organization.
Center for Training in Applied Genomics
Together with Amgen, KGI created the Center for Training in Applied Genomics in response to the workforce need for more scientists in the emerging field of clinical genomics.
Science Heritage Center
Celebrating the great 20th century inventors Arnold Beckman and Wallace Coulter, the Science Heritage Center showcases the pioneering analytical instruments that helped revolutionized the bioscience and diagnostic industries. On display are more than 50 instruments spanning multiple generations, allowing visitors to trace the technical developments that made each model better than the one that preceded it. The Science Heritage Center is open to the public, and students are especially welcome to visit, including high school fieldtrips.