Navigation Links
KGI 2008 Commencement Features First PhD Graduate, Biotech Painting
Date:5/12/2008

CLAREMONT, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) today announced that the May 17, 2008, commencement ceremony will feature the graduation of KGI's first PhD in Applied Life Sciences student, Eric Tan, and the unveiling of KGI's first donated artwork.

"We are very excited and proud of Eric's achievement in becoming the first graduate of our new PhD program," said T. Gregory Dewey, KGI's senior vice president for academic affairs, dean of faculty and Robert E. Finnigan professor. "Eric's academic dedication and original research reflects the kind of performance KGI expects from all of its doctoral students in the PhD program in Applied Life Sciences."

Tan graduated from KGI in 2004 with a Master of Bioscience degree. He then enrolled as the first student in the newly-established PhD program in Applied Life Sciences. For Tan's dissertation on "Isothermal DNA Amplification and Visual Detection for Point of Care Nucleic Acid Detection," he conducted research that contributed to an ongoing project by KGI faculty to develop a hand-held medical device for rapid detection of human pathogens.

During the commencement ceremony, a specially-designed painting by artist Klari Reis will be unveiled. Reis, a San Francisco Bay Area artist specializing in biotech art, donated the painting, Lexapro, as part of the KGI Class of 2008's legacy gift to the school.

Like Reis' other work, Lexapro is a mixed media painting based on magnified, electron microscope images of biological forms found in modern prescription drugs. Lexapro(TM) is a medication developed by Forest Laboratories and Lundbeck designed to treat depression and anxiety.

KGI BACKGROUND

Educating the future leaders of the bioscience industry, Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) offers an interdisciplinary graduate education through its Master of Bioscience (MBS) degree program and its PhD program in Applied Life Sciences. Using team-based learning and real-world projects, KGI's innovative curriculum seamlessly combines applied life sciences, bioengineering, bioethics and business management. KGI also has a robust research program concentrating on the translation of basic discoveries in the life sciences into applications that can benefit society. KGI is a member of The Claremont Colleges, located in Claremont, California.

Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences is dedicated to education and research aimed at translating into practice, for the benefit of society, the power and potential of the life sciences.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Keck Graduate Institute
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Weill Cornell Medical College Announces First Commencement of Its New Medical School Graduates in Doha, Qatar, May 8, 2008
2. Methodist Healthcare - Memphis Hospitals Announces the Commencement of the Tender Offer for Certain Designated Maturities of:
3. Roche Confirms Commencement of Due Diligence with Ventana
4. Broadband Wireless International Corporation Announces the Commencement of Good Faith Talks with HealthPitch
5. Kohn, Swift & Graf, P.C. Announces Commencement of Lawsuit Against Pall Corporation-PLL
6. AIDS.gov Goes 2.0: Government HIV/AIDS Website Now Features a Blog, Podcasts, and More
7. Symposium at Angioplasty Summit TCT Asia Pacific 2008 Features OrbusNeichs Genous(TM) Bio-engineered R stent(TM)
8. AHRQ Web Resource Features 100 Examples of Health Care Innovations and Tools
9. Allegro Diagnostics Announces Publication in Cancer Prevention Research of Prediction Model for Lung Cancer Diagnosis Integrating Clinical and Genomic Features
10. Lupus Webchat April 9 Features Ask the Doctor Open Forum
11. USA TODAY Weight-Loss Challenge Returns For 5th Year With Eight Weeks of Compelling Stories and Online Features
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Award of Excellence to Carol Friedman, PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s ... 4 – 8. , In honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Rockville, Maryland (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 ... ... a magnetic drug delivery system that we intend to develop to enable prevention ... regimens can lead to severe hearing loss, especially in pediatric patients. For cisplatin, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... HMP , a leader in healthcare events ... Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ Winners were announced during the ... The annual award competition recognizes editorial and design excellence across a range of sectors. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... On Saturday, ... a treadmill relay – Miles by Moonlight to raise money for the American Heart ... or more. , Teams will work together to keep their treadmills moving for ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), ... software tool, and the Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN), an independent professional organization ... a new strategic alliance. , As CPEN’s strategic partner, HLI will help ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: ... Consulting, LLC , and named its founder as Diplomat,s ... Tennessee , will operate under Diplomat ... service offerings for health care partners to include IT ... "In an interoperable world, technology delivers comprehensive ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... PHILADELPHIA , Oct. 2, 2017 Halo Labs announces ... particle analysis system called the HORIZON at MIBio 2017 in ... analyzes subvisible and visible particulate matter in biopharmaceutical samples with unprecedented ... use of the novel technique Backgrounded Membrane Imaging. ... The HORIZON subvisible particle analysis system ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... Sept. 28, 2017 Cohen Veterans Bioscience and ... use of wearable and home sensors for real-time monitoring ... Signal Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on disruptive health ... an affordable analytical system to record and integrate behavioral, ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: