Keck Graduate Institute | Summer Research Experience (SURE) (Claremont, CA)

Nov. 30, 2022

The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program for undergraduate research in biotechnology and bioengineering at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, CA provides undergraduate students the opportunity for cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research in the areas of applied molecular and cellular biology, bioengineering, computational biology, drug discovery and development, as well as exposure to related ethics and business topics.

2023 Dates (online and in-person)

  • June 20 – July 28

2023 Tracks

Pharmaeconomics, June 20 – July 7 (online)

  • This track will focus on how healthcare decision-makers use health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) to help make decisions

Public Health and Virology, June 20 – July 7 (online)

  • This track will focus on an intro to viruses, pandemics/outbreaks, an overview of viruses (flu, HIV, herpes, poxvirus, coronavirus, filoviruses, e.g., Ebola and Marburg), and vaccines

Population Health, June 20 – July 7 (online) and July 10 – July 28 (in-person)

  • This track will focus on analytics and statistical programs

Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine, June 20 – July 7 (online)

  • This track will focus on precision and predictive health

Immunology, June 20 – July 7 (online)

  • This track will focus on basic immunological concepts, genes characterization, and RNAseq data analysis

Drug Discovery, June 20 – July 7 (online) and July 10 – July 28 (in-person)

  • This track will focus on principles of drug discovery, development, and management of the pipeline (from a business perspective) will be introduced through a series of seminars and team-based research project assignments.

Biotech Industry Careers, June 20 – July 7 (online) and July 10 – July 28 (in-person)

  • This track will introduce students to the wide range of careers available in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical devices, diagnostics and healthcare IT industries. That will include completing an advanced team project that integrates science, business and regulatory deliverables, and personal career mentorship by faculty and industry professionals to help identify each student’s most promising career opportunities.

Individual Projects, June 20 – July 28 (in-person)

Areas of Research

  • Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals Development

  • Bioprocessing

  • Medical Diagnostics and Devices

  • Systems Biology and Computational Biology

  • Management Research

Read more and apply by Mar 30