Ecson, Matthew, and Sophie Complete the KGI SURE Program

Summer Researchers Ecson, Mathew, and Sophie have successfully completed KGI’s Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

The SURE program for undergraduate research in biotechnology and bioengineering at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) provides undergraduate students the opportunity for cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research in various areas including applied molecular and cellular biology, drug discovery and development, bioengineering, computational biology, as well as exposure to related ethics and business topics. Students work side-by-side with current PhD and master’s students in various research labs at KGI.

In addition to hands-on laboratory research, the program offers seminars and presentations from faculty professors and industry speakers on a variety of biotechnology and pharmaceutics areas. Students also work in teams on bioentrepreneurship projects where they learn about needs assessment, market research, competitive analysis, technical development of drugs, risk assessment, cost of clinical trials, and drug reimbursement.

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