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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 of Nature magazine cover showing a gardener pulling a dandelion attached to a brain-shaped set of roots beneath the soil.
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty Michelle Monje and Robert Malenka, Bio-X Genentech Postdoctoral Fellow Anna Geraghty, and Bio-X Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant Lydia Tam found that high-grade gliomas wire themselves into the healthy brain among normal neurons. Their work is on the cover of Nature.


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.