Saleem Alameh

Alameh Starts Career Path as Researcher and Medical Student

In August, Saleem Alameh, PPC ’17, MS ’18, put on a white coat as a medical student for the first time, the mark of his official entrance into the Michigan State University College of Human Medical School (MSU). It is a moment in his life that this first-generation college graduate from an immigrant family couldn’t […]

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Travis Schlappi

Travis Schlappi Awarded NIH Grant for Point-of-Care Diagnostic Device Research

When a patient has a urinary tract infection (UTI), a doctor can prescribe an antibiotic immediately. But choosing the right one involves educated guesswork because it takes two to three days to obtain the test results showing exactly which pathogen is responsible for the ailment. Travis Schlappi, an assistant professor of medical diagnostics in the […]

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madhumita suresh

Team Master’s Project Leads to Positions at Amgen After Graduation

Aryan Sangwan and Madhumita Suresh hadn’t expected to go into clinical supply chain operations when they arrived from India for the Master of Business and Science (MBS) program at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI). But that’s exactly what the two 2019 MBS graduates are now doing at Amgen, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry. Their […]

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sue behrens

Sue Behrens Appointed to Lead KGI Bioprocessing Programs

Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) President Sheldon Schuster has announced Sue Behrens as the George B. and Joy Rathmann Professor in Bioprocessing and Director of the Amgen Bioprocessing Center, effective July 29, 2019. “Dr. Behrens is an innovative leader in the life sciences industry and possesses more than 25 years of global experience in bioprocessing,” Schuster […]

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city of hope visit day for SURE students at KGI

Student Visit to City of Hope Expands Knowledge of Research Opportunities

View the photo album from the COH Visit Day Students in the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program arrived at City of Hope largely unfamiliar with the place they would spend the day. Some were aware that City of Hope (COH) is renowned in comprehensive cancer care. Others knew far less. […]

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Professor Ian Phillips Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

As he read the 2019 Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) Commencement program on May 18, Ian Phillips noticed that someone would receive a lifetime achievement award and wondered who it might be. Then the Norris Professor of Applied Life Sciences heard KGI President Sheldon M. Schuster call his name. “I had no idea it was coming,” […]

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Business plan

Students Pitch Ideas to Venture Capitalists in Business Plan Competition

A team of four Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) students representing Poseidon Laboratory earned first place in the KGI Business Plan Competition on April 30. This year’s winning team consisted of Kaniel Cassady, PPM ’19, David Leishman, MBS ’19, Andrew Okimura, MBS ’19, and Daniel Wang, PPC ’19. The competition is part of the ALS 458 […]

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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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Corinne Bogle

A Leader in Class and on the Court

For most students, undertaking the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) Postbaccalaureate Premedical Certificate (PPC) program is enough of a challenge. But Corinne Bogle, PPC ’19, decided she would continue playing for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) women’s basketball team during the program. “It’s very demanding and something I think I underestimated a bit,” admits Bogle. “It tested me […]

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