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chemistry biology interface

The Stanford ChEM-H Chemistry/Biology Interface Training Program is a multi-departmental interdisciplinary program that complements the requirements of a student's degree-granting home department to provide cross training in concepts and techniques from chemistry and biology.

The Program provides graduate students with a community of cross-disciplinary peers and mentors that will broaden their exposure to scientific topics, perspectives, and techniques for investigation and will enhance their ability to effectively contribute in an increasingly multidisciplinary research environment. Students in the Program fulfill all of their departmental requirements and receive their Ph.D. degree through their home departments. 

Key elements of the program include:

  • First year lab rotations
  • Tailored coursework that can be taken as departmental electives
  • An annual Stanford ChEM-H CBI Training Program retreat
  • Presentation of either a poster or talk at a conference, supported by Stanford ChEM-H
  • Career development activities

 

Students interested in exploring the interface between chemistry, biology, engineering, and medicine are encouraged to apply once they are admitted to a home department Ph.D. program at Stanford. More information on the six participating home department admissions processes can be found at the links below. Current students in Stanford's Medical Scientist Training Program may also apply.

SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES & SCIENCES

BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT

CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

BIOENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

BIOCHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT

CHEMICAL & SYSTEMS BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT