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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 kgi.edu/annualreport. 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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MBS Alum Returns to Present IndustryTalk on Swarm Robotics Technology

In his return to the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) campus on Wednesday, Jan. 25, Jason Wang delivered an IndustryTalk presentation on swarm robotics technology. As a 2016 Master of Business and Science (MBS) graduate, Wang jumped at the opportunity to give back to the institution that helped put him on the path to success. His […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Ryan McComb, MBS ’12, PhD ’16

It’s been a year since Ryan McComb successfully defended his PhD dissertation at KGI in Fall 2016. Since then, he’s been working in a prestigious postdoctoral position at Stanford where he is currently studying the mechanisms and factors involved in a specific class of heritable diseases called Tri-nucleotide Repeat Expansion Disorders, a disease class that […]

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MBS Alumnus Pierre Blosse Wins NASA Challenge

Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) alumnus Pierre Blosse was recently announced as one of three winners selected by NASA for its Mars Challenge on Earth Independence contest. Having graduated from the Master of Bioscience (MBS) program in 2010, Pierre has continued to make science an important part of his life. The challenge was part of NASA’s […]

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Alumna Takes Part in FDA Clearance of Wound Cleanser Designed to Help U.S. Military

KGI alumna Lonnissa Nguyen, PhD, RAC, who completed the Bioscience Management Certificate in 2013, contributed to the recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s 510(k) clearance to market the SynePureTMWound Cleanser (K143444), a product developed by Synedgen, Inc. A bio-pharmaceutical company based in Claremont, CA, Synedgen Inc. is committed to developing novel therapies and products that […]

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