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Our Mission

Our mission includes advancing bioengineering as a fundamental engineering discipline grounded in basic science, powered by a unique set of engineering concepts and principles, and capable of realizing many diverse applications. In realizing our mission, we must capitalize on the unique history and strengths of Stanford and become a model for bioengineering worldwide.

Educating and Empowering

Russ Altman

Drug Interactions

What really happens when you mix medications? Watch Russ Altman’s talk to learn more about how doctors are studying unexpected drug interactions using a surprising resource: search engine queries.

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We offer both undergraduate and graduate interdisciplinary programs that combine engineering and the life sciences.

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Research Themes and Areas

At its simplest, Stanford Bioengineering pivots on three pillars: Measure, Model, Make. With engineering as a paintbrush and biology as a canvas, Stanford Bioengineering seeks to not only understand, but to create.

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Happening at Bioengineering

Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign

The Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign educates and enables undergraduates and graduate students, fellows, faculty, and executives who aspire to become health technology innovators.

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