Dean’s Message

Sheri Krams, PhDStanford Biosciences is one of the very best places in the world for training in the biomedical sciences. Our graduate programs offer students both the focused training and shared scientific interests of a tight-knit community along with the vast opportunities of an interdisciplinary program where collaborations between research groups are an integral part of our culture.

We empower students to pursue their research passions while fostering the creativity that leads to transformative research, scientific breakthroughs and innovation in our research labs.  We strongly believe that a student body that is both highly qualified and diverse is essential to reach the highest levels of scientific excellence. Our talented postdoctoral fellows, research staff, graduate students, and faculty provide exceptional training and mentorship in a welcoming, respectful, and supportive environment so that each student can achieve their full potential as a scientist. There will be hurdles, and we will be alongside you in reaching for, addressing, and realizing a better future.

I am immensely proud of how our community came together during the COVID-19 pandemic, pivoting to develop diagnostics to detect the SARS-Cov2 virus, and performing impactful research to broaden our understanding of this virus and disease.

Importantly, Stanford Biosciences has taken a strong stand against anti-Black racism with faculty, students, and staff, partnering to commit to an actionable plan to eliminate racial inequity in the Biosciences.

This is an unprecedented challenging time, yet I remain honored, invigorated, and excited by the opportunity to contribute to the training of the next generation of leaders in the biomedical sciences.


Best wishes

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Sheri M. Krams, PhD
Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs
Professor of Surgery
Stanford Immunology