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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.

cover of Nature Medicine journal showing a brain made of brick-like building blocks
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Anca Pasca, Sergiu Pasca, and Theo Palmer find that low oxygen levels during brain development may cause particular cells to differentiate too soon. Their work is featured on the May 2019 cover of Nature Medicine.


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.