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New Master’s Degree Program Prepares Students to Engineer Medical Devices

CLAREMONT, Calif. – Students interested in medical devices have long found opportunities to learn about them at KGI. Assistant Professor Anna Hickerson has taught the Device and Diagnostic Product Development course for a decade. KGI’s Master of Business and Science program offers a concentration in medical devices and diagnostics. And KGI has presented the annual […]

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KGI Professor Dedicated to Transmitting New Knowledge of Infectious Diseases

CLAREMONT, Calif. – Whether he is focused on identifying a potential therapy or studying pathogens in nature, Mikhail Martchenko is dedicated to treating infectious diseases. Professor Jim Sterling, a founding faculty member at KGI, says of Martchenko, “I was excited to have Mikhail join KGI as an accomplished biologist focused on drug discovery. His interest […]

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BSMA Conference to Showcase Innovative Collaboration Between KGI and Industry

As Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) students completing a Team Master’s Project (TMP), Madhumita Suresh and Leslie Maurer presented company executives with a set of recommendations to enhance supply chain processes. Now the 2019 Master of Business and Science (MBS) graduates will offer insights from their TMP to a wider audience of industry leaders attending the […]

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KGI Alumnus Finds Passion as a Regulatory Affairs Rap Artist

CLAREMONT, Calif. – Lawrence Maddela, MBS ’18, PPC ’17, has a way with words, whether he is drafting a submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the lyrics to hip-hop music. He has shown his skill in both during his clinical and regulatory affairs development program at Edwards Lifesciences, the world leader […]

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Alameh Starts Career Path as Researcher and Medical Student

CLAREMONT, Calif. – 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 […]

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

CLAREMONT, Calif. – 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 […]

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

CLAREMONT, Calif. – 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 […]

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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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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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