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The curriculum of this certificate program is designed with postdoctoral fellows and K- scholar or equivalent eligible clinician-scientists in mind.  Scheduling is conducive to the needs of these professionals who would be taking courses on a part-time basis while they continue to pursue their research and clinical training and to remain in good standing with the sponsoring mentor. 

Students will take 14 units of graduate course work that have not been used previously for any other degree or certificate program.



These units include 12 units of the following core courses:

  • TRGN 537 Pathway and Target Discovery
  • TRGN 543 Biotechnology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization I
  • TRGN 546 Biotechnology Intellectual Property, Regulatory, and Contract Law
  • TRGN 548 Seminar in TEBS (2 semesters)
  • TRGN 549 TEBS Capstone Project



Students will take two (2) additional units of elective at the graduate level with the choice determined by the respective interest of the student.  All courses should be selected with the approval of the student’s academic adviser.

  • BAEP 551 Introduction to New Ventures
  • BAEP 552 Cases in Feasibility Analysis
  • BAEP 557 Technology Commercialization
  • BAEP 561 Entrepreneurship in Innovative Industries: Life Sciences
  • BAEP 563 Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • TRGN 510 Basic Foundations in Translational Biomedical Informatics
  • TRGN 514 Introduction to Human Genomic Analysis Methods
  • TRGN 515 Advanced Human Genomic Analysis Methods
  • TRGN 516 Biomedical Informatic WebApps, Databases and Datastructures
  • TRGN 524 Applications of Genomic Technology in Biomedical Research I
  • TRGN 525 Applications of Genomic Technology in Biomedical Research II
  • TRGN 526 Clinical Bioinformatics in Genomic Testing
  • TRGN 542 Biotechnology based Therapeutics
  • TRGN 544 Biotechnology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization II
  • TRGN 545 Exploring Chemical and Biological Therapeutic Modalities
  • TRGN 550/551 Communicating Science



A graduate GPA of at least 3.0 is required at all times. Any student whose graduate GPA falls below 3.0 will be placed on academic probation. Students on academic probation who do not raise their GPA to 3.0 after two semesters of written notification of academic probation will be academically disqualified.