Juan José Aponte-Ubillús

Aponte-Ubillús Launches BioMarin Career Through CAST PhD Program

The Master of Bioscience (MBS) degree Juan José Aponte-Ubillús earned at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in 2013 set the foundation for his career in biotechnology. But KGI’s Cooperative Awards Student Training (CAST) PhD program made him the industry scientist he is today. Aponte-Ubillús, who earned his PhD from KGI in 2018, is currently employed as […]

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Abasi Ene-Obong

Alumni Entrepreneurs, Industry Leaders to Visit KGI for Event Series

With a series of three events in late April, Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) will host influential alumni entrepreneurs and industry leaders as part of panel discussions and the annual business plan competition. “Throughout its history, KGI has worked closely with startup companies, and helped faculty launch spin-off companies,” said Jim Sterling, professor and co-founder of […]

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Team master's project artificial intelligence story

Team Master’s Project Findings on Artificial Intelligence Published in DIA Journal

The findings of a Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) Team Master’s Project (TMP) from the 2017-18 school year have been published in the December 6, 2018 edition of the Drug Information Association’s Journal Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science. The Team Master’s Project was titled “Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Technologies for Regulatory Intelligence” and was conducted in […]

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White coat ceremony

Five PharmD Students Earn Fall Professional Development Scholarship

Five Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students enrolled in the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (SPHS) were awarded a $300 scholarship for professional development. Established by KGI’s inaugural Doctor of Pharmacy Class of 2018, the PharmD Student Professional Development Fund helps students with fees associated with attending professional development conferences and […]

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sarah sine bioprocessing

Alumna Sarah Sine, MEng ’18, Transforms into a Bioprocessing Scientist

This feature story originally appeared in the KGI Annual Report, which is linked here. As a bioprocessing scientist, Sarah Sine, MEng ’18, is involved in production and process optimization for Cell Care Therapeutics, contributing to the company’s development of stem cell–derived therapies for inflammatory neurovascular diseases. “They first took me on as an intern, based on […]

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PharmD Pathway Alum Cortes

Alumni Armando Cortes Redefines the PharmD Pathway

This feature story originally appeared in the KGI Annual Report, which is linked here. Armando Cortes, PharmD ’18, was initially attracted to pharmacy because he wanted a career in a health field incorporating chemistry, his undergraduate major and an area of science he loved. He came to KGI with a desire to help as many people […]

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giving tuesday

Help Change the World: Donate to the #GiveTueInnovators Campaign

  Giving Tuesday, this year on November 27, is a global giving movement built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses, and communities in all 50 states and in many countries around the world. This year, Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) is participating in this international movement, and asks one important question: Will you Give Tue? By donating, […]

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PPM Story, Delivery a Local Impact

Delivering a Local Impact: PPM Alumni Provide Quality Care to Patients

This feature story originally appeared in the KGI Annual Report, which is linked here. Together, John Nguyen and Emma Nkwam work to ensure that QueensCare Health Centers provide high-quality care to underserved patients in Los Angeles. The two have also been colleagues before—at KGI, where both completed the Postdoctoral Professional Masters (PPM) in Bioscience Management […]

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Pharmacy Student at Commencement

KGI Doctor of Pharmacy Graduates Excel on California Professional Licensure Exam

California’s qualifying test for pharmacy practice is considered one of the most difficult in the country. Yet the first class to graduate from the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (SPHS) at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) is excelling on the California Practice Standards and Jurisprudence Examination for Pharmacists (CPJE). As of October, approximately 95.7 percent […]

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Tom Lester alumnus

Alumnus Leads BioMarin’s Development of Rare Disease Therapies

Though extremely rare, CLN2 disease is particularly devastating. Those affected by the inherited disease are young children whose symptoms surface by age 4. Many of them die before turning 10. Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) alumnus Tom Lester, MBS ’04, has been working since 2012 to change this grim outcome for children and their families. The […]

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