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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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KGI Graduates Explore Regulatory Affairs Careers at Gilead Sciences

Stephanie Sakamoto, MBS ’13, and Ashley Rhoades, MBS ’16, left Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) seeking careers in regulatory affairs. They’re off to a strong start after participating in a regulatory affairs rotational program at Gilead Sciences Inc., a leading research-based biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Northern California. Sakamoto had completed a market research–focused Team Master’s Project (TMP) for […]

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KGI Alumna Pratyusha Ghoshal Roy Empowers Engaging Research at 23andMe

Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) alumna Pratyusha G Roy has held several roles in marketing and product management in the biotechnology industry since graduating with her Master of Business and Science (MBS) degree in 2012. After plying her trade in the biotech hub of Boston, she recently moved back to California with her current endeavor at the leading […]

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Students and Alumna Develop Data Analytics Skills at BioCentury Internship

Two Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) students and a recent alumna contributed to the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 2017 Emerging Targets publication while serving as interns for BioCentury. Obtaining the internship through resources provided by KGI’s Career Services, the trio includes Master of Business and Science (MBS) student Nebiat Hunegnaw, Master of Science in Applied Life Sciences student Lynn-Indora Edmond, and […]

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Journal Article Raises Awareness of Newborn Screening

Journal of Rare Disorders Lysosomal storage disorders are rare, but their potential impact is significant. These inherited metabolic disorders are caused by enzyme deficiencies, and can affect many parts of the human body—everything from skin and bones to the brain, heart, and central nervous system. Yet, in the United States, newborns may or may not […]

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Nida Khan Rises to Stardom in Life Sciences Consulting

In the field of biotechnology consulting, women in leadership positions are somewhat of a rarity. Nida (Moosa) Khan, MBS  ’06, principal for life sciences strategy and transformation at Capgemini in Chicago, is among these exalted few. That Khan would prove exceptional comes as no surprise to Steven Casper, dean of the School of Applied Life Sciences […]

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MBS Alum Harish Dharuri, MBS ’02, Develops as a Leader in Bioinformatics

This story first appeared in KGI, 2016-2017 Annual Report, which can be accessed at For Harish Dharuri, MBS ‘02, the experience at KGI involved several “firsts.” His arrival in Claremont marked his first time in a country outside India. He was a member of KGI’s Class of 2002, the first to complete the MBS program. […]

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Marc Doble ’02 Named to Professional Science Master’s Steering Committee

As a graduate of Keck Graduate Institute’s (KGI) first-ever Master of Bioscience (MBS) class in 2002, Marc Doble has developed into a top leader in the bioscience industry. Now an Executive Director for Business Performance at biotechnology powerhouse Amgen, Doble is getting back to his roots as he was recently appointed to the Professional Science […]

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PPC Graduates Take the Next Step Toward Becoming Doctors

Five years ago, the first sizeable group of students completed the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Certificate (PPC) program at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI). Now they’re marking another significant milestone, graduating from medical school and beginning their residencies. Among these early PPC students is Erin White, PPC ’12, MBS ’13, who will soon start the Yale General Surgery […]

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MBS Alum and Amgen Leader Shares IndustryTalk on Strategy and Operations

Applying the team-based experience that he gained at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), Matthew Verbrugge ’10 has found a home at Amgen as a senior manager in strategic planning and operations. An alumnus of the Master of Bioscience (MBS) program, Verbrugge returned to campus on Thursday, March 2, to present an IndustryTalk to the KGI community. […]

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