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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.

Image of a model nerve circuit created by the Pasca lab in a dish, depicting two bodies joined together, one lit up in many colors with activity and one dark blue. Both are striated with different cells.
Clark Center building resident and Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Sergiu Pasca, collaborating with Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Hannes Vogel, used human stem cells to assemble a working nerve circuit connecting brain tissue to muscle tissue. The research, which was supported by Stanford Bio-X, could enable scientists to better understand neurological disorders that affect movement.


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.