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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.

Photo of graduate student Teresa Purzner using a pipette.
Developing drugs is typically the domain of large pharmaceutical companies. Felix and Heather Baker Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow and Stanford Bio-X SIGF Teresa Purzner shares an example of drug development for a rare pediatric brain cancer that was done in a university setting.


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.