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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.

Photos of Drs. Erin Gibson, Jeffrey Goldberg, Michelle Monje, and John Huguenard, and undergraduate Jared Hysinger.
New research from Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Michelle Monje, Jeffrey Goldberg, John Huguenard, and Erin Gibson, with Stanford Bio-X Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant Jared Hysinger, finds that light-induced activation of neuronal cells in the retina stimulates the formation of optic-nerve tumors in cancer-prone mice, revealing a potential role of neuronal activity in cancer initiation!


Participating in interdisciplinary research prepares students for careers that make an impact in the scientific community.

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