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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 Dr. Carla Shatz.
Bio-X Director Carla Shatz has won the 2016 António Champalimaud Vision Award, which recognises ground-breaking work that has illuminated our understanding of the way in which our eyes send signals to the appropriate areas of the brain.


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.