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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.

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When Stanford Bio-X founding faculty member James Spudich was diagnosed with lung cancer, researchers had a rare opportunity to study healthy and diseased human tissue. Numerous other Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members, including Stanford Bio-X founding faculty member Steve Chu, are contributing.


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.