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Bio-X is Stanford's pioneering interdisciplinary biosciences institute, bringing together biomedical and life science researchers, clinicians, engineers, physicists, and computational scientists to unlock the secrets of the human body.

Graphic image of yeast cells.
Partially supported by a 2012 Bio-X IIP Seed Grant, Lineage Tracking and the Roots of Adaptive Evolution, Bio-X affiliated faculty members Gavin Sherlock, Dmitri Petrov, and Daniel Fisher have developed a technique for understanding how cancer cells evolve or how a virus spreads and changes.


Participating in interdisciplinary research prepares students for careers that make an impact in the scientific community.

Our pioneering approach to science generates novel technologies for exploring how the body works.

Research breakthroughs and technological advances by our collaborative teams advance scientific knowledge.

Our programs bridge disciplines
and catalyze discoveries that will ultimately improve human health.