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Measure, Model, Make

A rapidly growing and ever-evolving field of study, bioengineering combines engineering and the life sciences in ways that advance scientific discovery, healthcare and medicine, manufacturing, agriculture, education and policy.

Educating and Empowering

Stories & Voices

Learn more about Stanford Bioengineering from our community. 

Janelle Kaneda
Coterm Masters Student

Janelle Kaneda

“The thing that inspires me about engineering is seeing all the new work happening at the intersection of engineering fields. This holds especially true for bioengineering, because it touches so many other fields.”

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Ziv Lautman
Masters Student

Ziv Lautman

“To me, being an engineer is having the ability to design and build something while understanding the underlying principle of it — the physics, the chemistry, the biology and even the software.”

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PhD Candidates

Loza Tadesse & Time Abate

“Information is empowering. Loza and I are living proof of that. We hope to share our knowledge to help empower others to dream bigger.”

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Caitlyn Miller
PhD Candidate

Caitlyn Miller

“I’m continuously amazed at the unpredictable beauty and complexity of biology. The potential outcomes of this type of research inspire me every day — there is still so much for us to discover.”

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Latest News

By applying engineering principles towards our understanding of biological systems, we are tackling the major challenges of the 21st century.


Glass beakers

Our Research

Stanford Bioengineering is dedicated to discoveries and innovations that impact the world. Our wide, ever-expanding range of research studies and engineers biology at many levels:  molecules, cells, tissues, and organs.

The Future of Everything

Logo for Future of Everything podcast

Stanford Bioengineering Professor Russ Altman explores how technology, science and medicine are shaping our lives, in his podcast series.

Super computer by Kwabena Boahen_Future of Everything
Future of Everything episode (Nov 2020)

Kwabena Boahen: How to build a super-efficient super-computer

Could new-age computer chips, modeled on the how the human brain works, empower a watershed for artificial intelligence? 

Future of Everything episode (Oct 2020)

Markus Covert: How to build a computer model of a cell

A bioengineer sets out to create a computer simulation of a single living cell and comes to grips with the remarkable complexity that is life.


Pneumask by Manu Prakash
Future of Everything episode (Aug 2020)

Manu Prakash: How to beat a pandemic on a budget

A prolific inventor of low-cost, high-impact healthcare devices recently set his sights on COVID-19.