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A Bold New Hybrid of Business and Science Are you ready? 535 Watson Drive Claremont, CA 91711 KGI’s Other Programs Fully-Employed MBS Degree Not ready to quit working and go back to school full-time? We understand. KGI expects to launch an MBS degree in a part- time program for working professionals with at least three years of related experience in 2008. Program Structure Designed to be completed in three years (two classes per semester) the program combines the creative use of the latest classroom technology with a twice a semester on-campus component. Financial Aid KGI does not provide financial support to fully-employed students. However, we will work with you to help you find ways to finance your education including working with employer reimbursement programs. For additional details, including deadline dates, tuition information and preliminary schedules, visit our website at: www.kgi.edu/FEMBS.xml Ph.D. Program KGI offers a Ph.D. program in Applied Life Sciences. Candidates interested in the Ph.D. program apply during their second year of the MBS degree. This program is small, admitting only two to three students per year as funding is available. Applicants are encouraged to speak with the Director of the Ph.D. program about their candidacy. For additional information please visit: www.kgi.edu/phd.xml KGI is accredited at both the master and Ph.D. levels by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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A BoldNew HybridofBusinessand Science

Are you ready?535 Watson DriveClaremont, CA 91711

KGI’s Other ProgramsFully-Employed MBS Degree

Not ready to quit working and go back to school full-time? We understand. KGI expects to launch an MBS degree in a part-time program for working professionals with at least three years of related experience in 2008.

Program Structure

Designed to be completed in three years (two classes per semester) the program combines the creative use of the latest classroom technology with a twice a semester on-campus component.

Financial Aid

KGI does not provide financial support to fully-employed students. However, we will work with you to help you find ways to finance your education including working withemployer reimbursement programs.

For additional details, including deadline dates, tuition information and preliminary schedules, visit our website at: www.kgi.edu/FEMBS.xml

Ph.D. Program

KGI offers a Ph.D. program in Applied Life Sciences. Candidates interested in the Ph.D. program apply during their second year ofthe MBS degree. This program is small, admitting only two to threestudents per year as funding is available. Applicants are encouragedto speak with the Director of the Ph.D. program about their candidacy.

For additional information please visit:www.kgi.edu/phd.xml

KGI is accredited at both the master and Ph.D. levels by the WesternAssociation of Schools and Colleges.

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John D. BaldeschwielerProfessor EmeritusCalifornia Institute

of Technology

Dr. Ernest A. BatesChairman & CEOAmerican Shared

Hospital Services

Daniel M. BradburyPresident & CEOAmylin Pharmaceuticals

Catherine M. BurzikPresident & CEOKinetic Concepts, Inc.

Anthony D. CaraccioloSenior Vice PresidentManufacturing OperationsGilead Sciences, Inc.

Marsh A. CooperPresidentM.A. Cooper Consultants Inc.

Robert E. Curry*PartnerAlliance Technology Ventures

Former Partner and VPSprout Group

Jay FlatleyPresident & CEOIllumina, Inc.

Dennis M. FentonExecutive Vice PresidentAmgen, Inc.

Peter Barton HuttSenior CounselCovington & Burling LLP

Judith A. HeyboerHuman Resources ConsultantFormer Senior VP

of Human ResourcesGenentech, Inc.

Alice T. KaneGeneral Counsel

for North AmericaZurich Financial Services

Bernard E. KuryFormer Vice President

and General CounselGuidant Corporation

John D. LelandConsultant & FormerManaging DirectorDresdner RCM

Global Investors

Richard L. McConnellFormer PresidentPioneer Hi-Bred

International, Inc.

Clifford A. MillerManaging DirectorShamrock Holdings

Stanford N. PhelpsChairmanS. N. Phelps & Co. and

Clear Springs Land Co.

Arthur D. RiggsDirectorBeckman Research Institute

of the City of Hope

Sheldon M. SchusterPresidentKeck Graduate Institute

Jack L. StarkPresident EmeritusClaremont McKenna College

Billy TauzinPresident & CEOPhRMA

Murli TolaneyChairmanMWH Americas

Diana WalkerOf CounselO’Melveny & Myers LLP

Trustees EmeritiAlice S. HuangSenior Faculty Associate

in BiologyCalifornia Institute

of Technology

Howard B. Keck, Jr.PresidentBrighton Distributing Co.

Harlyne J. NorrisTrusteeKenneth T. and Eileen L.

Norris Foundation

William H. RastetterChairmanBoard of DirectorsIllumina, Inc.

Henry E. RiggsPresident EmeritusKeck Graduate Institute

Louis T. RossoChairman EmeritusBeckman Coulter Inc.

Dr. Stephen J. RyanPresidentDoheny Eye Institute

Dr. Robert E. TranquadaEmeritus Professor of

Medicine and Public PolicyUniversity of Southern


Sidney J. Weinberg, Jr.**Senior DirectorThe Goldman Sachs

Group, Inc.

Keck Graduate Institute Board of Trustees

*Chair, Board of Trustees**Chair, Emeritus

Bonnie AndersonConsultant

Gary AugustaExecutive DirectorOCTANe

Randy BerholtzVice PresidentGeneral CounselSecretaryACON Laboratories

Rolando BrawerDirector of Business

DevelopmentInvitrogen Corporation

Linda CastleResearch CoordinatorPioneer Hi-Bred International

Stephen G. DaggettDirector, Product Support,Research and DevelopmentOrtho-Clinical Diagnostics

Catherine FarrellDirector, Global Clinical

Supply Chain ManagementAmgen

Weaver GainesFounder and Managing

DirectorAmerica’s Biotech Distributor

Sean R. GallagherChief Technology OfficerUVP Incorporated

Paul GrintChief Medical OfficerKalypsys Inc.

Ross GrossmanVice PresidentHuman ResourcesRegeneron Pharmaceuticals

Kenneth GruysSite ManagerCalgene

Richard HamiltonPresident and CEOCeres Inc.

Tom KlopackPresident and CEOIntelliDOT

Kenneth LivakConsultant

Brenda MannChief ScientistSentrx Veterinary

Roger MarchettiSenior Vice President Human ResourcesAmylin Pharmaceuticals

Stephen J. McCormackGlobal Life Science

Ventures AG

Alan C. MendelsonFounder and General PartnerAxiom Venture Partners

Anthony PageManaging DirectorxIQ

Joseph D. PanettaPresident and CEOBIOCOM

Kal RamnarayanFounder, President

& Chief Scientific OfficerSapient Discovery LLC

J. David RozzellVice PresidentCodexis Inc.

Tony RussoChairman & CEORusso Partners LLC

James SchaefferExecutive Director Licensing

& External Research–WestMerck Research Labs

Brian SullivanPrincipal ScientistIntegrated Security SolutionsNorthrop Grumman


Gino Van HeekeExecutive DirectorNovartis Institutes for

Biomedical Research

Joseph J. VillafrancaPractice DirectorPharmaceuticals/Life SciencesTunnell Consulting

Jim WidergrenVice President and TreasurerBeckman Coulter

Jim WilkinsDirector Technology

Assessment and TransferGenentech Inc.

Keck Graduate Institute Advisory Council

Joseph Filippi WineryPresident’s Office, Claremont McKenna CollegeSprague Library, Hoch-Shanahan Dining Commons, Harvey Mudd College

Keck Graduate Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, religion, disability, national origin, ethnic origin, or prior military service in any of its policies, procedures and practices, including admission policies, educational policies, fellowship and loan programs,employment policies and other Institute-administered programs and activities.

KGI would like to acknowledge the following

for their assistance:

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We Are…KGIWe won’t try to dazzle you by describing our long history, ivy covered buildings or statues of dead founders. For one thing, our history is extraordinary butshort—we just celebrated our 10th anniversary. Our founder and first presidentis retired—but very alive and still teaches classes. Instead, we thought the bestway to explain Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) is to introduce you to a few students, faculty and alumni. You can decide for yourself if these are the kindsof people you’d like to work with over the next couple of years.

Consider This■ KGI is the only graduate school in the U.S. created exclusively for the education

of leaders in the life science industry. We’re setting the standard for team-based,hands-on, real-world education at the intersection of business and science.

■ The biotechnology industry has exploded since 1992, with U.S. health-carebiotech revenues increasing from $8 billion in 1992 to $50.7 billion in 2005.

■ Because KGI has no departments and faculty are encouraged to collaborate,our curriculum is agile allowing us to adapt to the fast changing needs of this complex industry.

■ KGI faculty are renowned researchers, teachers and entrepreneurs with significant corporate experience, dedicated to building a cadre of leaders who will translate basic science into commercial realities.

■ KGI students come directly from undergraduate programs and industry. They arrive talented, bright and motivated; they leave skilled, ambitious and confident. All are highly recruited by leading life sciences companies.

■ Founded in 1997, KGI is the newest member of the prestigious ClaremontColleges in Claremont, California. Our interiors are designed for wet labs,classrooms, faculty offices and student project space. KGI is within easy walking distance to excellent restaurants, movies, shopping and banking.Parking is free.

■ With the world’s greatest concentration of research universities and biotechnology companies, California offers unlimited opportunities forresearch projects, internships, research funding and full-time employment.

■ KGI is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

We invite you to discoverKGI for yourself

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For more information about KGI’s curriculum, visit:www.kgi.edu/curriculum.xml

a clear focusSome might think Stephen Chang, MBS ’08,is a little “geeky.” If you define geeky as smart,hard-working, respectful, and responsible, thenwe’d like to have a few more geeky students likeStephen at KGI. Some of us lead by enthusiasmand communication; other leaders are moreintrospective and deliberate. With our emphasison team-based projects, all kinds of leadershipskills are needed.

Stephen readily acknowledges that KGI isn’t for everyone. “It’s demanding, fast-paced andconstantly changing,” he admits. “But this ishow you work in real life. There are lulls andthen spurts when the work is very intense, andfinally a reprieve—and then you plunge headfirstinto the next project.” For those who want to become leaders at companies fighting life-threatening viruses, tackling genetic disorders, or improving the lives of the disabled, KGI is like no other graduate program. Our team-oriented, project-based dynamic approach comes as close to industry as an academic institution can.

“What sets KGI apart is that our curriculum is dynamic—we’re agile and we can continuallyadjust to the changing needs of industry,” henotes. “At other schools, they have a fixed, core curriculum and change comes slowly—if atall. Our faculty solicit input from the corporate sector, alumni and even current students to makethe courses more comprehensive and current.”As for Stephen, his leadership skills have alreadypaid off—he earned a coveted internship withTunnell Consulting last summer.


KGI’s team-oriented project-based curriculumsets us apart and is widelypraised by industry.

First yearAll students take coreclasses in the followingareas to develop a broadfoundation in the industry:

■ PharmaceuticalDiscovery andDevelopment

■ Medical Devices and Diagnostics

■ Marketing and Strategy

■ Systems andComputational Biology

■ Accounting and Finance

■ Bioethics

■ Bioprocessing

■ Organizational Behavior

SecondyearStudents choose electivesfrom the five focus tracks.

In addition, they participate in the TeamMasters Project (TMP)—the equivalent of two courses—a capstone consultingproject that draws from allareas of the curriculum.

KGI’s focus tracks allow you to tailor your

professional degree towards your area of interest.

Stephen Chang, MBS ’08BS, Bioengineering

University of California, San Diego


Bioprocessing students will obtain a thorough

understanding of industrial processes fromearly-stage development

through large-scale manufacturing.

Medical Devices and Diagnostics draws on an interdisciplinary

approach including engineering, chemistry,physiology, medicine

and computer science in the design and manufacturing of medical devices and diagnostics.

Pharmaceutical Discovery and Development provides

students with an under-standing of the technical

processes involved in drug discovery, clinical

development and regulatory approval

for pharmaceutical and biological products.

Clinical and RegulatoryAffairs provides an

understanding of how theFDA and its international

counterparts regulate the development of novel

products including assessment of product

quality, non-clinical and clinical evaluation.

Business of Bioscience students identify business

opportunities in life science industries andanalyze the associatedmarket, management,

technological and ethical issues.

Team MastersProject

A year-long capstone consulting

project equivalent to two courses per

semester and in lieu of a traditional

master’s researchthesis

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For more information about financial aid, visit: www.kgi.edu/scholarships.xml

taking risks, reaping benefitsJanelle Grimes, MBS ’06, may have to put owning a Porsche GT3 on hold for a while. That’sbecause she’s adjusting to a brand new job inRegulatory Affairs with Amylin Pharmaceuticals,paying off undergraduate loans, and cheering on her favorite team, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

After five years of bench work in variousresearch labs, Janelle knew that a master’s degreewas the ticket to furthering her career in the bio-science industry. “I researched a ton of programs,but most were part of existing schools of engineering or science. KGI was the only placededicated to the professional life sciences master’sdegree,” she says.

Her decision to pursue a graduate degree wasnot made lightly. In fact, it’s something all KGIstudents grapple with whether entering from the work force or immediately following theirundergraduate work. After all, leaving (or foregoing) a coveted (or boring) job, taking onmore debt and pursuing a unique degree that’sless than traditional, may seem risky at first.“It’s about the entire package. I quit my job andchose KGI because it provided an opportunity to make a real difference in the world, not justto make more money.”

Students and faculty who come here share her enthusiasm and commitment to filling this niche in the biosciences industry. “We experienceso much from each other in this small KGI community. You’d be amazed by the careerpaths our graduates take; it’s much more thanyou could put a dollar amount on.” Will it payoff? According to Janelle, it has so far!


Annenberg FoundationScholarship

Bonnie BusenbergScholarship

Hank and Gayle RiggsScholarship

John and Sandra LelandScholarship

Mr. and Mrs. Robert DayScholarship

Robert and Winifred CurryScholarship

The Ann PeppersFoundation Scholarship

George H. MayrFoundation Scholarship

Pioneer Hi-BredScholarship

Hearst FoundationScholarship

Bradbury EndowedScholarship

Fletcher Jones FoundationScholarship

KGI offers generous merit-based financial support toall admitted students.


Janelle Grimes, MBS ‘06BS, Biology and Spanish Westminster College

Regulatory Affairs AssociateAmylin Pharmaceuticals

In addition to scholarships, KGI

awards fellowshipsto 100% of its

admitted studentsranging from

$7,000–15,000 per year.

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just call me debJust a day before taking this photo, DebChakravarti gave a lecture to the scientific community at a national symposium to honorhis father. Deb telecast to India from his bedroom—and in his pajamas. While you won’t see Debrunning KGI’s halls in his “PJs,” you will witnessthis Calcutta-raised, Oxford-educated son of twoprofessors doing amazing things to make yourKGI experience exciting and relevant.

Working late in the lab? Deb will stay until thewee morning hours. Students are welcome todrop by his office at all hours of the day—ornight. One student says it all: “Your enthusiasmhas given me something to look for in my owncareer. Thanks for making my time at KGI sospecial.” Plus, Deb lectures on such cutting-edgeresearch in proteomics that textbooks have yet to be written. He’s also an expert on vaccinedevelopment and the history of science thanks to his many years of experience at Wyeth.

His annual celebration of Diwali, the HinduFestival of Lights, attracts scores from the KGIfamily. He’s known for regularly reassuring the families of international students that theirkids are OK here in California. It’s this caring, personal touch—along with an impressive back-ground in academia and industry—that’s madeDeb a superstar educator worldwide. “We areproducing a generation of students that is goingto go out there and help build the industry oftomorrow,” says Deb.


Faculty in print: Peer-reviewed publications

by year.

Deb ChakravartiPh.D., BiochemistryUniversity of Calcutta

D.Phil., ImmunochemistryUniversity of Oxford


To hear from some of our faculty, visit: www.aboldnewhybrid.kgi.edu


KGI student to teaching

faculty ratio:

6:1Patents held/filed:


1187Combined years

in Industry:

80Average years

in industry:

8Combined years

in academia:

258Average years

in academia:

12Average height:







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mixing businessand scienceMove over Rachel Ray! If Sarah Koo, MBS ’09,has her way, you may be looking for another jobon the Food Network. Lucky for Rachel—andSarah’s classmates—that her passion for cookingis exceeded by her interests in biochemistry.

Sarah first heard about KGI’s Master ofBioscience program from her mentor during herjunior year at UCLA. “When I saw the KGI program a light bulb went on. My interest wasdefinitely piqued but I was still at a crossroadswhether to pursue science in academia or sciencein industry,” she says. “After four years of collegeI wanted to get some professional experience tocomplement my academics.”

After two years working in an industrial lab,Sarah is now even more convinced that pursuingthe business aspects of science is the right pathfor her. While some of her friends chose to pursuean MBA, she feels that route is too detachedfrom her excellent foundation in science. Unliketraditional MBA programs, KGI’s business curriculum is taught from the discovery-oriented,highly-regulated bioscience industry perspectivewhich makes it more relevant to the problemsour students will actually take on. Case analysesinclude intellectual property considerations and the ethics involved when dealing with life-threatening diseases. Sarah sums it up, “I likedthe fact KGI’s Master of Bioscience is interdisci-plinary which, I know from experience, is muchneeded in the field.”


Our students come from top academic institutionsin the U.S. including:

Brigham Young UniversityBrown UniversityCal Poly PomonaCal Poly SLOCaltechCarnegie Mellon UniversityCase Western ReserveClaremont McKennaColorado School of MinesCornell UniversityCal State Universities (6)Drake UniversityDuke UniversityGeorgia TechHarvard UniversityHarvey Mudd CollegeHillsdale CollegeLouisiana State UniversityMarquette UniversityMITNYUOccidental CollegeOregon State UniversityPrinceton UniversityPurdue UniversityRice UniversityRose-HulmanSanta Clara UniversityStanford UniversityTexas A & MTulane UniversityUniversity of NebraskaUC BerkeleyUC DavisUC IrvineUC San DiegoUC Santa BarbaraUC Santa CruzUCLAUniversity of ArizonaUniversity of ChicagoUniversity of FloridaUniversity of GeorgiaUniversity of OregonUniversity of Southern

CaliforniaVanderbilt UniversityWashington State

UniversityWillamette University


Gender isn’t the only place where KGI has diversity: Our students’ undergraduatemajors range from chemistry to computer science, bioengineering to psychobiology,

pre-med to chemical engineering.

Sarah Koo, MBS ‘09BS, Biochemistry

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

For more information on our students, visit:www.kgi.edu/facts.xml

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mark your calendarsYou could let your studies at KGI take over your life. After all, this is graduate school—you’reexpecting to work hard and Jennifer Boyd, MBS ’08, won’t argue with you. She leveragedher hard work into a Project Managementinternship at Amylin Pharmaceuticals last sum-mer where she analyzed, validated and updatedthe tasks involved in tracking candidates in clinical trials—and presented the results to senior management.

As you can see, Jen’s as focused as anyone canbe on her education and career. But she alsounderstands that the balance between fun andwork is important. She’ll invite you to join agroup of fellow students for a movie at the newindie theater in Claremont, play a game of poolin the student lounge, check out a ball game or a concert at Dodger Stadium or even test yoursnowboarding prowess at nearby Mount Baldy.As KGI’s unofficial student events coordinator,Jennifer has her hand in just about everythingextracurricular.

This year, she tackled KGI’s Student Mentor program, a student-run program that matchesincoming students with second-year students as their experienced guides. “I was part of the program coming into the school and had a greatbonding experience with my mentor,” she says.“We talked about everything from what to expectfrom the classes and what the teachers are like to where to go to have fun or a good localItalian place to eat.”


Since KGI is a member of the prestigious ClaremontColleges, our students can take advantage of theresources and activities atall seven of the campusesincluding:

■ Cross-registration for courses

■ Intramural athleticteams

■ 4 libraries (including a sciencelibrary)

■ 2 athletic facilities

■ Centralized studenthealth and counselingcenter

■ 4 concert halls and theaters

■ International StudentCenter

■ Office of Black StudentAffairs

■ Chicano/Latino StudentAffairs Center

■ Interfaith Chaplaincy ofThe Claremont Colleges

Whether you’re interested in film or football, hiking or

watersports, museums or music, KGI has something for you to do—

outside the classroom.

Jennifer Boyd, MBS ’08BS, Biology

California State UniversitySan Marcos


The ClaremontColleges

Pomona College

Scripps College

Claremont McKenna College

Harvey MuddCollege

Pitzer College


Keck GraduateInstitute

For more information about The Claremont Colleges, visit:


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days of wine andbioprocessingKGI Professor Matthew Croughan is not yourtypical wine maker. As director of KGI’s AmgenBioprocessing Center, he and the Center play anintegral role in the overall education of nearlyevery KGI student. After all, wine making is,arguably, the world’s oldest form of bioprocess engineering.

Matt, a former senior manager at Genentech, is also highly sought after as a consultant tomore than 40 companies in the biotech field.Throughout his experience, he witnessed the talent gap for technically savvy managers in the field. Intrigued by the notion that KGI couldactually help produce the next generation ofindustry leaders, he joined the faculty in 2005.Ever the evangelist, he says, “When it comes topharmaceuticals and battling diseases—thingslike vaccines, therapeutic proteins, therapeuticstem cells, and human growth hormones—all involve bioprocessing—as do some of life’s simpler pleasures like beer, wine and cheese making. At KGI, there are many ongoing opportunities to take part in saving lives as well as making life worth living.”

Matt notes that most graduate programs providea good grounding in the fundamental sciencesand engineering. However, he will also point outthat they lack attention to commercialization.“We bridge that gap,” he says. “Our curriculumis built upon the commercialization of scienceand engineering and how to profitably marketproducts, create business models, understandstrategy, and respond to bioethical issues—all the while keeping in mind the end goal ofhelping improve people’s quality of life.”


For more information about KGI’s faculty, visitwww.kgi.edu/faculty.xml



Gary A. Cohen, J.D.Columbia University


Brian Aufderheide, Ph.D.Chemical Engineering Lehigh University

Matthew S. Croughan, Ph.D.Chemical Engineering, MIT

Clinical and Regulatory Affairs

Karen L. Moynihan, Ph.D.Chemistry, Boston College


Steven Casper, Ph.D.Government, Cornell University

Medical Devices and Diagnostics

Gail D. Baura, Ph.D.BioengineeringUniversity of Washington

Ali Nadim, Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, MIT

Angelika B. Niemz, Ph.D.Chemistry, University ofMassachusetts at Amherst

James D. Sterling, Ph.D.Mechanical Engineering California Institute of Technology

Pharmaceutical Discoveryand Development

Deb N. Chakravarti, Ph.D.ImmunochemistryUniversity of Oxford

James M. Cregg, Ph.D.Biology, Rice University

Molly B. Schmid, Ph.D.Biology, University of Utah

Systems and Computational Biology

Christoph Adami, Ph.D.Physics, SUNY Stony Brook

T. Gregory Dewey, Ph.D.ChemistryUniversity of Rochester

Alpan Raval, Ph.D. PhysicsUniversity of Maryland,College Park

Animesh Ray, Ph.D. Microbial GeneticsMonash University

Matthew S. CroughanPh.D., Chemical Engineering, MIT

George B. and Joy Rathmann Professor and Director, Amgen Bioprocessing Center

Dedicated to a new model of graduate education, many facultymembers have come to KGI fromwell-established academic positionsand successful biotechnology companies, combining impressiveacademic credentials with a keen awareness of the industry’s latestdevelopments from biofuels to stem cell culture.

KGI Alumni at work: Functional areas of

first jobs.

Project Management 10%

Product Development 4%

Operations 6%

Marketing/Market Research 10%

Technical Services 8%

Finance 2%

Clinical Research 6%

Competitive Intelligence 10%

Consulting 13%

Business Development 3%

Bioinformatics 8%

Other 4%

Sales 3%

Research and Development 3%

Regulatory Affairs 10%

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sowing the seedsof inventionThe thrill of discovery (research) is so prominentin Professor Molly Schmid’s daily life it shouldnot surprise anyone that this renowned scientistspends her free time in her garden. Nurturing agarden is a lot like fostering research discoveries—they both need to be tended and allowed to grow.

After 10 years in the biotechnology industry(most recently serving as the Senior VP forPreclinical Programs at Affinium Pharmaceuticalsin Toronto) Molly brings vast technical knowl-edge and business experience to KGI. She is aFellow of the American Academy of Microbiology,a Searle/Chicago Community Trust Scholar anda Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Fellow. Sheholds nine patents and, if that weren’t enough,she’s also KGI’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence andDirector of Research.

“Research at KGI is interdisciplinary and applied,”she explains. “We have faculty from engineering,molecular biology, computational science andapplied physics to name a few—and they’re allactive in research.” As Entrepreneur-in Residence,Molly helps transfer KGI’s findings to the market-place. Like several of her KGI colleagues, shehas managed start-up companies so she knowsall about business plans, intellectual property law,and risk analysis. But one of her favorite things(outside of gardening) is cultivating students’aspirations—whether in research or industry.


Animal Models of InfectionAntimicrobial Drug

DiscoveryArtificial LifeBioengineeringBioinformaticsBiology of Stem CellsBioprocessingBiotechnology ClustersComputational and

Evolutionary BiologyDNA Computing

and RepairDNA-Protein BiosensorsDrug Delivery SystemsDrug DiscoveryExperimental and


Flow CytometryGene ExpressionGene TargetingGenetic and Metabolic

NetworksGenome AnalysisHigh-throughput

Screening ImmunologyLaboratory AutomationLiposomesMathematical Modeling

of Complex BiologicalPhenomena

Medical DevicesMicrobial GenomicsMicrofabricationMicrofluidicsMolecular BiophysicsPeroxisome BiogenesisPharmaceutical

ManufacturingPichia pastorisPlant DevelopmentProtein BiochemistryRecombinant ProteinsSystems BiologyTissue EngineeringVaccine Discovery

and Development

Molly B. SchmidPh.D., Biology, University of Utah

Professor, Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Director of Research

KGI research is supported through grants from a broad range of agencies—an acknowledgement

of the impact and timeliness of KGI’s expertise.


Since inception, KGI has received

more than $20 millionin research funding For more information about KGI’s research, visit:


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it’s who you knowPaul Schultz, MBS ’08, was not a first rounddraft pick for the LA Lakers or the SeattleSupersonics. He wasn’t even a highly recruitedathlete at Washington State. However, he doesknow something about teamwork, hard work,practice, agility, communication skills—andequally important—networking. With this skillset, Paul not only identifies opportunities, hemakes them happen.

For Paul, the ability to make industry connectionswas just as compelling a reason to choose KGI asthe academics. Right from the start, Paul jumpedinto a wide range of KGI-associated corporateevents, gaining valuable information that he parlayed into his class work—and beyond.“While working on a medical devices licensingproject, I attended an industry symposium inOrange County where I met a venture capitalistwho put me in touch with licensing experts.Thanks to the corporate networking skills Igained at KGI, my project was a great success.”

Paul also leveraged his savvy into several summerinternship offers—including an on-the-spot invitation to join the business development teamof an innovative healthcare products company.“Unfortunately, they needed someone right awayand I was still finishing the semester so I had toturn it down,” notes Paul. “But it did inspire meto keep networking and I landed several moreinternship offers.” Sometimes who you know isjust as important as what you know—it’s all partof the KGI experience.

REPRESENTATIVE COMPANIES THAT HIRE KGI INTERNSAdvanced Medical OpticsAllerganAmgenAmylin PharmaceuticalsApplied BiosystemsBeckman CoulterBioMarin PharmaceuticalsBio-RadBoston Biomedical

ConsultantsBristol-Myers SquibbCarl Zeiss MeditecCeresCity of HopeDaiichi SankyoEdwards LifesciencesEli LillyGene Network SciencesGenentechGenProbeGevoGilead SciencesHealthIQIlluminaIntelliDOTInvitrogenKalypsysKytheraLos Alamos National

LaboratoryMDS Pharma ServicesNavigant BiotechnologiesOrthoClinical DiagnosticsNorthrop GrummanPDLPfizerPioneer Hi-Bred

InternationalRecombinant CapitalRegeneronTheravanceTunnell ConsultingUVPXoma


Paul Schultz, MBS ’08BS, Biotechnology, Washington State University

Internship: Operations Program Management PDL Biopharma, Fremont, CA

Internship salaries range

$17–$45 per hour

Internships are10–12 weeks in

the summer

Career Slam DunkAmgen

Sponsored 3 TMPs and hired 22 KGI alumni full-time

AmylinHired 17 interns, sponsored 4 TMPs,

and CEO sits on Board of Trustees

Beckman CoulterSponsored 7 TMPs and hired 17 interns

Bristol-Myers SquibbOffers special scholarships and

internships just for KGI students

GileadSponsored 5 TMPs and Senior Vice President

sits on KGI’s Board of Trustees

For more information about KGI’s intern program, visit:


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staying groundedAs the lead on many of KGI’s business develop-ment initiatives, Diana Bartlett, Director ofCorporate Partnerships, is frequently jetting offto meet with company representatives aroundthe country. KGI’s weekly yoga class is one offew non-negotiable events on her calendar.

This former newspaper reporter and PMI®-certified Project Management Professional relieson the same project management tools, such asforecast schedulers, scope definition and goaldevelopment methods, to organize and managerelationships with hundreds of companies. Ourstudents learn to use these tools in the TMPprojects that she solicits. Diana states “TheOffice of Corporate Partnerships is here as aresource for KGI students, faculty and alumni—our mission is to build industry relationships andconnect the various constituencies for everyone’sbenefit.”

In addition to rounding up more than a dozenTMP sponsors each year, Diana manages KGI’sAdvisory Council. This group of more than 30industry leaders provides advice and resourcesfor KGI. She’s always on the lookout for waysthat KGI can interact with industry from establishing research partnerships to developingshort courses for the senior managers of biotechcompanies. With the launch of our Fully-EmployedMaster of Bioscience (FEMBS) program you canbet Diana will be out promoting the KGI messagethroughout the year. It’s a good thing KGI’s yogaclass will be here to keep her grounded! 2007–2008

Team Masters Project SponsorsAmylin

Beckman CoulterBrainscope

Clear SpringsDow Agrosciences

Gilead SciencesNavigant BiotechnologiesOrtho-Clinical Diagnostics



In 2007–2008, KGI hosted 13 TMP projects—some companies sponsored two—that combined

business analysis with technical innovation.

Diana Bartlett MBA, University of Chicago, Director of Corporate Partnerships



WhoTeams of 3–5 KGI students plus a facultyadvisor and a corporateliaison

WhatMulti-dimensional projectfeaturing both a businessand a science componentrequiring specific deliver-ables to the companysponsor

WhereKGI provides office and lab space for eachTMP team

WhenSecond year at KGI (with opportunities forinvolvement during your first year)

WhyProvides an opportunity to experience a realworld, cross-disciplinaryproject in a supportivesetting so that you canbuild the skills needed to lead project teamsupon completion of your degree including:

■ Project management and scheduling

■ Budgeting and resource allocation

■ Presentation and meeting planning

■ Leadership and team dynamics

TMP sponsors pay $55,000 for

the consulting work done by KGI

project teamsFor more information about

KGI’s new part-time program, visit:www.kgi.edu/FEMBS.xml

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the doctor is in—at amgenIf Sandeep Inamdar’s golf game was as good as his fluency in languages, he’d be on the progolf tour with Tiger Woods. Sandeep, MBS ’03,is fluent in three languages and can order dinnerand ask, “Where’s the restroom?” in five.

Sandeep, who is also an MD, speaks the lan-guage of doctors, nurses and pharmacists. Butwhat was missing from the practice of medicinewas what Sandeep was most interested in: thebusiness of moving new medicines and medicaldevices into the market place. He wasn’t surewhat to expect from KGI or if the program wasrecognized by top biotech and pharmaceuticalcompanies. That uncertainty disappeared whenhe saw how KGI merged science and businessinto a team-based approach for solving real biotechproblems for industry leaders. “This programplayed to my strengths of coordinating, speakingand communicating with clinically trained professionals.”

Today he’s at the intersection of clinical researchand commercial product development. Not surprisingly, he attributes landing this importantposition and his fast climb up the corporate ladder directly to KGI’s unique hybrid of science,business and engineering. “This background differentiated me from other candidates becauseI understand the business part of the equation—how industry works. That sealed the deal forme,” he says. “To be a manager at Amgen, I must ‘walk the walk and talk the talk.’ KGItaught me that. Combined with a star-studdedlist of KGI Trustees and Advisory Council members—all with corporate and academicbackgrounds—my career opportunities wereextraordinary.”


AllerganAmgenAmylin PharmaceuticalsApplied BiosystemsBaxter HealthcareBear StearnsBeckman CoulterBiogen IdecBiosense WebsterBiositeBoston ScientificCampbell AllianceCardinal HealthCedars-Sinai Medical CenterChildren’s Hospital

of Los AngelesCodexisDow Pharmaceutical

SciencesFrost & SullivanGenentechGenProbeGilead SciencesGlaxoSmithKlineGoogleHealthIQIMS HealthInvitrogen CorporationJohnson & JohnsonKalypsysKythera BiopharmaceuticalsL.E.K. ConsultingMedtronicPfizerRoche Molecular SystemsSt. Jude MedicalStratageneUnited BiosourceUVPWyeth

Rinat NeuroscienceIntern

KGI alumni rise quicklywithin organizations as a result of their stronginterdisciplinary educa-tion, project management skills and cross-functionalapproach to problem solving.

Zuyder Pharmaceuticals TMP

Manager,Medical AffairsAmgen

Senior Manager ofMedical CommunicationsAmgen

Sandeep Inamdar, MBS ’03MBBS, University of Mumbai

Senior Manager of MedicalCommunications, Amgen


Typical salary range for new MBS


90% employed within three months

of commencement

For more information about KGI career opportunities, visit:


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location, location,location“Like awesome, Dude” is not part of StevenWeinstein’s vocabulary. Nevertheless he is a native Southern Californian through and through.Steve, MBS ’07, agrees he may be a bit biasedbut he wouldn’t choose to live anyplace else—and he hasn’t had to. Steve landed a great posi-tion with Baxter International in Los Angeleswithin its operational leadership developmentprogram right after graduation.

You won’t hear much dissension from KGI’s students, faculty and staff—many who’ve comefrom all corners of the world to study and workin scenic Claremont—just ranked as the fifthbest small community in the US to live. “Thereis so much to do here—It’s two hours to SantaBarbara or San Diego, you can hit the beaches,the mountains, the desert, or go out clubbing in Hollywood,” he says. Home to the GettyMuseum, the Walt Disney Concert Hall andmore live theater than on Broadway, LA is thecenter for cultural diversity, art, music, religion,commerce and politics for the Pacific Rim.

In addition, as one of the largest biotechnologycenters in the world, Southern California has it all—and we’re right in the middle of it. But KGI’s reach extends beyond California’s borders—our corporate partners come from allover the United States—from Boston and NewYork to Des Moines and Seattle. Our alumnihave chosen to live all over the world. As youcan see, with your MBS, your opportunities are borderless.


No matter what you like to do—sports, music, theater, clubbing—it’s close to Claremont.

Some suggestions:Watch a movie atGrauman’s ChineseTheater

Take a hike alongside the Hollywood sign

Visit the Getty Museumduring sunset

Eat a Pink’s hotdog

Go view the exhibits at the California Science Center

Take a ride on the SantaMonica Pier Ferris Wheel

Go to a taping of The Price is Right

Walk along the VeniceBoardwalk

Ride the Tower of Terror at Disneyland

Eat funnel cake at the L.A. County Fair

Go snowboarding or skiing at Mammoth

Stay up all night to score a curbside view of the Rose Parade

Bring a picnic dinner tosee your favorite band at the Hollywood Bowl

Spend the day at Zuma Beach

Dance the night away at Avalon

Go window shopping on Rodeo Drive

Feel like a celebrity by attending an awards show

Run in the Nike Run Hit Remix finishing in the Coliseum

Take a weekend trip to Las Vegas

View the Pageant of theMasters in Laguna Beach

See if Beckham can bend it

Where did they go?

Despite Steve’s commitment tothe SoCal area, KGI alumni land

all over the world.

Steven Weinstein, MBS ’07BS, Computer Science

University of California, Irvine

Operations Development AssociateBaxter International, Inc.


For more information on alumni services, visit:www.kgi.edu/alumni.xml

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human chemistryThe last thing Suzanne Kocian or Tom Lester,both MBS ’04, had on their minds upon arrivingat KGI was getting “involved” with anythingother than their academic and career goals. Butthe house Tom shared with classmates became a magnet for brainstorming sessions and socialactivity. “I started hanging out there and Tomand I just hit it off,” says Suzanne. The couplehave been together ever since.

Not many students connect like Suzanne andTom, but our community is close knit, respectfuland cares deeply about our student-derived core values. Trust is essential in a project-basedprogram. As Tom states about his TMP experi-ence “My teammates and I relied on each other to do our share of the work independently and then we worked together to cement thepieces together for a final team report—exactlylike industry. Working with teammates in other disciplines also prepared me to work withresearchers, engineers, and other functions indrug development.” Tom leveraged this valuableKGI team experience into a position as AssociateProgram Manager at BioMarin Pharmaceutical.

Suzanne combined her marketing and technicalbackground into a new position at BioformMedical as the Clinical Education MarketingManager. Suzanne says “I work with both salesand product management, as well as interactwith the research and regulatory departments.KGI prepared me to thrive in an environmentwhere things change quickly and where the typesof projects that cross my desk are so varied.”


At KGI, the professionalskills you will develop outside the traditionalclassroom setting enhanceyour marketability andhelp prepare you for rapid advancementtoward leadership roles.

Some examples of KGIexperiences that buildthose skills include:

■ Team Masters Project

■ Industry-based internships

■ Presentation skills workshops

■ Project managementtraining

■ Poster session presentations

■ Business writing workshops

■ Interviewing workshops

■ Corporate mentor program

■ Business etiquette workshops

■ Team building exercises

KGI’s short but extraordinary history began with a $50 milliongrant from the W.M. KeckFoundation


Suzanne Kocian, MBS ’04BS, Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin

Clinical Education Marketing ManagerBioform Medical, San Mateo, CA

Tom Lester, MBS ’04BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Southern California

Associate Program ManagerBioMarin Pharmaceutical, Novato, CA

1997KGI established

1998First faculty arrive on campus

2000First students arrive on campus

2002First Commencement

2004KGI receives accreditation from WASC for MBS degree

2005Establishment of career focus tracks

2006KGI receives accreditation from WASC for Ph.D. degree in Applied Life Sciences

For more information about KGI’s history, visit:www.kgi.edu/about.xml

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into the gapI often tell students that this is one of the most exciting times to be entering the bioscience industry. There is great science going on andalmost daily discoveries with the potential to make a real difference inpublic health, food production and the preservation of the environment.But despite this potential, there are not enough new products entering the development pipeline, and, when they do, there aren’t enough peoplewho can take them to the point where companies can manufacture andcommercialize them. The industry refers to this as ‘the gap’—the difficultyin moving scientific discoveries to a bedside product.

A major reason the “gap” exists is because there aren’t enough peoplewho combine the necessary technical expertise with a solid understandingof the business, regulatory and intellectual property environment withinthe life sciences industry. This understanding is necessary to determinewhich technologies are appropriate to move forward. As a consequence,the venture capital community has stopped funding early stage projects—the risks of failure are too high and time commitment too long. In asense, we are educating KGI students to fill “the gap” by preparing themwith the scientific skills and the business judgment that is needed. Whenthey leave KGI, our graduates will be poised to seize those opportunities.

KGI graduates will be the pioneers that fashion a new business model.They will create and commercialize therapeutics and medical devices to address the needs of an aging population. They will develop new diagnostics for identifying complex and rare diseases, leading us to morepreventive and personalized medicine. They will harness new technologiesto produce new foods and fuels needed to feed a growing population and economy. And as they forge this new way of combining business andscience, KGI’s graduates will make decisions that are not only economicallysound, but ethical, responsible and provide maximum benefit for all of society.

KGI’s innovative program mixes science, engineering and the basics of business, finance and project management in a way that’s truly integrated.KGI is uniquely positioned to develop leaders who are up to the challengesand opportunities presented by this exciting industry at this history-making time.

If you think you’re ready to take on “the gap,” I invite you to join us.

Sheldon M. Schuster, Ph.D.KGI’s president and professor


Sheldon M. SchusterPh.D., University of Arizona


President, Keck Graduate Institute

Life Science Industry at a glance:2005 sales revenue by sector

Medical Diagnostics 4%


Medical Devices 22%


All other Biotech 29%


Biopharmaceuticals 45%


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What we look forAs you can tell from the profiles of current students and alumni, we don’t havea cookie cutter approach for determining successful KGI students. The admissionscommittee carefully reviews each candidate’s application in its entirety.

We’re looking for more than good students—we’re looking for future leaders.

Our enrollment for the 2007–2008 academic year is about 80 full-time students—but we’re primed to grow to approximately 200 students per year over the next five years.

If you’re interested in discovering more, we invite you to visit our website at: www.kgi.edu

and sign up to receive more info at: www.kgi.edu/info.xml

For more information about our students, alumni, and faculty, visit:www.aboldnewhybrid.kgi.edu

We do have a few requirementsApplicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college, or its international equivalent, prior to enrollment.

Strong record of academic achievement as demonstrated through undergraduatetranscripts, GPA, and standardized test scores (GMAT, GRE, or MCAT).

Demonstrated interest in the life sciences as indicated by coursework, volunteeractivities, work and research experience, and/or your personal statement.

A background in the life sciences, pre-med, physical sciences, or engineering will provide the most thorough preparation for the MBS degree. However, it isnot a prerequisite for admission.

For complete application information, updated deadlines and tuition, plus a list of upcoming Campus Visit Days, please visit our website at: