Stanford isn’t about good science.
It’s about the very best,
the most outstanding science.

— Joseph Puglisi

Professor of Structural Biology

Prospective Students

Pursue innovative and transformative research in our collaborative network of 14 Home Programs and beyond.

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I don’t think we can overemphasize
the importance of the relationship
between mentors in basic science and
experimental science and their trainees.

– Karla Kirkegaard

Professor of Genetics

Current Students

Explore resources that will optimize your research and maximize what you get from your time at Stanford.

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Access the Faculty Database for research overviews from Stanford’s global leaders in the Biosciences.

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Stanford has a
world wide reputation of
allowing cross-disciplinary
conversations in science.

— Rhiju Das

Associate Professor of Biochemistry

Stanford Biosciences PhD Programs

Our 14 Home Programs form a collaborative network that encourages creative thinking, interdisciplinary collaboration, and high-stakes, high-reward research. Students get the best of both worlds: the flexibility of a larger program with the direct mentorship fostered by a smaller setting. Each Home Program provides foundational training with a supportive group of peers and faculty. Students are encouraged to tailor their rotations and education throughout the Biosciences and beyond. At Stanford, we empower students to broaden their horizons, discover their passion, and become leaders and innovators in their career of choice.

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Dean's Message

Dean William Talbot, PhD

Stanford Biosciences is one of the very best places in the world for training in the biomedical sciences. Our graduate programs offer students focused training and shared scientific interests with along with the vast opportunities of an interdisciplinary program.

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Biosciences Stands United Against Anti-Black Racism

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