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Only through a molecular understanding of human biology can we understand how systems function, how they fail, and then craft interventions – molecules, materials and devices – that restore systems to a healthy state. Importantly, ChEM-H leverages the power of diversity to improve human health: diversity of disciplines - life, physical and clinical sciences - and most importantly, diversity of people, to drive innovation. Of central importance to the Stanford ChEM-H mission is the education of a new generation of interdisciplinary scientists with fluency in more than one scientific language and the perspective to recognize and capitalize on opportunities that are overlooked by more narrowly trained researchers.

The Stanford ChEM-H Chemistry/Biology Interface (CBI) Training Program primary mission is to cultivate interactions and thinking across disciplinary lines to enable innovations that improve human health.

This Program leverages the talent in Stanford's Schools of Humanities & Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to explore the interface of chemistry and human biology and to educate the next generation of scientists. 

Our aim is to prepare chemists, biologists and engineers to identify critical problems of human health importance and to tackle these challenges using an interdisciplinary approach grounded in our understanding of human health at the molecular level.
Carolyn Bertozzi, Program Director

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Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow Daniel Mokhtari and CBI trainee Kara Brower talk about they work they do in the lab of Polly Fordyce.

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