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Stanford Bio-X Corporate Forum Newsletter - June 6, 2016

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Welcome to the biweekly electronic newsletter from Stanford Bio-X for members of the Bio-X Corporate Forum. The following are key links to the history of Bio-X and the Clark Center (hub of Bio-X): Bio-X Timeline, CLARK CENTER @ 10X, Celebrating the Clark Center, and President John Hennessy's article calling Bio-X and the Clark Center "A Cauldron of Innovation".


Carla Shatz wins Kavli Prize!
(Click here for the story)

Bio-X Director Carla Shatz has won the 2016 Kavli Neuroscience Prize for her work in understanding how the brain forms the proper connections.  Bio-X affiliated faculty Calvin Quate also won the 2016 Kavli Nanoscience Prize for the invention of atomic force microscopy.  This prestigious prize is a partnership among the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, the Kavli Foundation and the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.



Join us for our Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium!

A symposium in the Clark auditorium of presentations by Seed Grant awardees describing their research will be followed by a reception in the Clark Center courtyard.  All are welcome. 


 

 

Please mark your calendars and register for September 12-14, 2016 for a world-class symposium on Tissue Engineering co-hosted by Stanford Bio-X and University of Sydney ADATE.  Limited space available.


NEWS

 

 

 

STANFORD RESEARCH SHOWS THAT DIFFERENT BRAIN CELLS PROCESS POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE EXPERIENCES

Research from Bio-X Affiliated Faculty Karl Deisseroth


 


NEW STANFORD-DEVELOPED TOOL ALLOWS EASIER STUDY OF BLOOD CANCERS

Research from Bio-X Affiliated Faculty Ravindra Majeti


 

ARTIFICIAL MUSCLE FIBERS HELP KEEP MUSCLE STEM CELLS POTENT IN LAB

Research from Bio-X Affiliated Faculty Thomas Rando


 

 

STEM CELLS SHOWN SAFE, BENEFICIAL FOR CHRONIC STROKE PATIENTS

Research from Bio-X Affiliated Faculty Gary Steinberg


 

 

LESS DECLINE THAN EXPECTED IN RATE OF BRAIN, SPINE DEFECTS AFTER FOLIC ACID FORTIFICATION PROGRAM

Research by Bio-X Affiliated Faculty Gary Shaw


 

 

HOW WE CAN HELP SAVE THE COASTAL MARINE ECOSYSTEM

Research by Bio-X Affiliated Faculty Alexandria Boehm


BIO-X CORE PROGRAMS


INTERDISCIPLINARY INITIATIVES SEED GRANTS PROGRAM - Key Stanford initiative that accelerates scientific discovery and innovation and has resulted in 10+ fold return on investment, hundreds of publications, and dozens of patents filed.  Currently awarded to 164 projects over 7 rounds.

Awarded IIP Seed Grant projects are highlighted through our symposiums.  Please click below to learn more about the research from the latest IIP symposium on Feb 17, 2016.

SEED GRANTS ABSTRACTS POSTER TITLES


 

 

FELLOWSHIPS - Awarded yearly to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars of Bio-X affiliated faculty, and has resulted in publications in high-impact journals as well as excellent offers to our Fellows in industry and academia. Currently awarded to 198 Fellows over the past 12 rounds.


 

 

UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM - Invaluable opportunity for Stanford under-graduates to conduct hands-on research, learn how to carry out experiments in the laboratory, and develop the skills to read and analyze scientific literature. Currently awarded to 371 Stanford undergraduates over the past 10 rounds.


EVENTS

FRONTIERS IN CARDIOVASCULAR SCIENCE
"Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Clinical, molecular and genetic aspects"

David Maron and Joshua Knowles, Stanford University
June 7, 2016
12 pm - 1 pm
Li Ka Shing, Paul Berg Hall

REGENERATIVE MEDICINE@STANFORD (ReMS) Seminar
Two talks - "Switching the antenna to transmit mode: secretion of extrace" and "Specialized ribosomes: a new frontier in gene regulation"
Maxence Nachury and Maria Barna, Stanford University
June 9, 2016
12 pm - 1 pm
Munzer Auditorium, Beckman Center


RESOURCES

STANFORD UNIVERSITY

STANFORD BIO-X

OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY LICENSING "TECHFINDER"

STANFORD CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

STANFORD BIODESIGN


To learn more about Stanford Bio-X, please email either Dr. Hanwei Li, Bio-X Corporate Forum Liaison or Dr. Heideh Fattaey, Executive Director of Bio-X Operations and Programs.

Release Date: 
June 06, 2016