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2013-11-12 08:42:05

Dr. Eric Bonabeau and Dr. James D. Sterling Round Out Academic Team Developing Foundational Curriculum SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Minerva Schools at KGI, offering a reinvented university experience for the brightest and most motivated students from around the world, today announced the appointments of Dr. Eric Bonabeau as Dean of the College of Computational Sciences, and Dr. James D. Sterling as the Director of Minerva Labs and interim Dean of the College of...

2013-05-22 12:24:05

Leading Green Crude Oil Producer Taps Esteemed Bioengineer, Dr. Matthew Croughan, to Drive Company's Technology Roadmap SAN DIEGO, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sapphire Energy, Inc., one of the world leaders in algae-based Green Crude oil production, today announced that Dr. Matthew Croughan will join the company as Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Croughan is a world renowned engineer and researcher in industrial bioprocessing, having most recently served as George B. and Joy Rathmann...

2012-07-31 10:25:28

LAKE FOREST, Ill., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), the world's leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, today announced that Dennis M. Fenton, Ph.D., has been elected to the company's board of directors. Dr. Fenton, a recognized manufacturing and biologics expert, has more than 30 years of healthcare industry experience. The addition of Dr. Fenton expands Hospira's board to 11 directors, 10 of whom are independent. "We are excited to welcome...

2012-06-19 02:26:32

SAN DIEGO, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Althea Technologies, a leading provider of development and manufacturing services for biopharmaceutical products, today announced that Dennis Fenton, Ph.D., will chair Althea's Scientific Advisory Board and be appointed as Board Observer. Dr. Fenton brings 35 years of experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries to this role. Starting his career at Pfizer Central Research, he subsequently joined Amgen at its inception, where during...

2012-02-27 14:05:00

CLAREMONT, Calif., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The presidents of Chapman University and Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) today announced plans to establish a joint School of BioPharmacy, initially launching at the KGI campus in Claremont, California. The school will focus on preparing graduate pharmacists for professions in biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry as well as for modern pharmacy practice. The school will open in fall 2014, pending national accreditation. "This...

2012-02-21 18:09:00

CLAREMONT, Calif., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) has been selected by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to administer the Professional Science Master's (PSM) Affiliation process, an integral part of establishing and maintaining high quality standards for PSM programs across the country. "KGI is honored to be selected and we look forward to providing leadership for this important degree program, which we consider an...

2011-11-15 07:00:00

CLAREMONT, Calif., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Business and technology opportunities are affording today's "garage" entrepreneurs--similar to those who built Silicon Valley decades ago--the chance to create successful new companies in the life sciences industry, according to business leaders who will speak at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) on Dec. 2. As part of KGI's Focus Track Fridays seminar series, executives with experience at both large pharmaceutical manufacturers and promising...

2011-10-25 14:01:00

CLAREMONT, Calif., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) Research Professor James M. Cregg, PhD, will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Pichia 2012 conference from February 23 - March 3 in Alpbach, Austria. Cregg has spent years conducting internationally-renowned research on the development and use of the yeast species, Pichia pastoris, as a system for the production of recombinant proteins. At the Pichia 2012 Conference he will discuss how the Pichia system...

2011-10-13 13:23:00

CLAREMONT, Calif., Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A certain microRNA gene, miR-34b, could be a useful biomarker in early diagnosis of the most lethal forms of melanoma, according to new research published by KGI Professor Animesh Ray and his research collaborators. Ray, together with Dr. Ranjan Perera, an associate professor at the Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute in Orlando, Florida, spent nearly five years identifying microRNA molecules (a kind of non-coding RNA recently...

2011-10-05 14:10:00

CLAREMONT, Calif., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Professor Ian Phillips of Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) and a former KGI research professor have been awarded a patent for a novel procedure that involves stem cells in the recovery of heart-attack patients. The patent covers a two-step process developed by Phillips and Yao Liang Tang, MD, that makes it possible to produce large numbers of pure stem cells for transplantation into the heart or other tissue. "It's a step towards therapy,"...