In December of 2019, KGI received $1 million from Amgen, one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, to start the KGI Center for Training in Applied Genomics (CTAG). Read the full press release now.

CTAG Goals

  • Educate the next generation of scientists and practitioners
  • Create a full-spectrum educational resource to meet the needs of the rapidly evolving genomics industry
  • Be a place for the innovators and leaders of tomorrow’s biopharma and precision medicine landscape to learn, be inspired, and connect to one another and the industry
  • Focus on the education of young scientists to become leaders in the field
  • Provide executive and continuing education to enable current professions to stay on the cutting edge of the constantly changing field

Learn More About KGI's Genetic Programs

  • The two-year program is dedicated to benefiting society through the education, training, and development of innovative, collaborative, and caring genetic counselors who will serve the needs of individual patients, the healthcare system, and the bioscience industry.

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  • The two-year program capitalizes on KGI’s core curriculum in genetics and builds upon this to expand a student’s knowledge in the area of analytics. Students will learn to translate information and bridge gaps between research scientists and practitioners.

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  • The program is designed for those interested in learning more about human genomics, bioinformatics, genetic counseling, and precision medicine, exposing participants to career opportunities in clinical genetics and genomics.

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  • The Certificate in Applied Genomics is an executive education program designed for working professions to gain expertise in the growing field of applied human genomics.

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Read about what’s happening in KGI’s genetics programs

KGI Launches Certificate in Applied Genomics to Train Life Sciences Professionals in the Latest Genomics Developments

The life sciences technology industry is undergoing a sea change as advances in genomics technology are rapidly moving from the research lab into clinical settings and drug development. Genome sequencing over the past few years...
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KGI’s Summer Program Inspires Incoming Student Cynthia Martinez to Pursue a Career in Genomic Data Analytics

Future Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) student Cynthia Martinez has long been interested in genetics. After attending KGI's Clinical Genetics and Bioinformatics Summer Program (CGB), she decided to pursue a career in genomic data analytics. Since...
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KGI Student Tamerisa Dyer, Mother of Five, Returns to School After 25-Year Hiatus to Pursue Career in Genomic Data Analytics

After being out of school for 25 years—raising and homeschooling her five children during the interim—Tamerisa Dyer, MSGDA '22, is finishing up her first year in Keck Graduate Institute (KGI)'s Master of Science in Human...
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Nicole Choy Embraces Personal and Professional Uniqueness in KGI’s Genetic Counseling Program

Until they enrolled in Keck Graduate Institute (KGI)'s Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling (MSGC) program, Nicole Choy, MSGC '21, had always felt out of place in the field. "I think there...
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