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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.

Catherine Holman Johnson Director of Stanford Bio-X Carla Shatz and Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Jun Ding, with lead author Eddy Albarran, turned mice into “super-learners” by stabilizing the new connections formed while animals learned a tricky new movement, which could lead to new treatments for neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.


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.