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Director's Message

Dear HumBio Community,

Another whirlwind of a school year has passed. I must say that the 2021-22 academic year was far more challenging than we had anticipated it would be. But our wonderful faculty worked hard, each quarter, to ensure that our students had the exceptional educational opportunities that HumBio is known for, going above and beyond, both with pedagogy and the support of our students. HumBio students dove back into their in-person studies and our HumBio staff were there to help them each step of the way. Our HumBio family remains strong and ever-connected!

This summer, our team will operate in a virtual format as our home space in Building 20 is being remodeled! But we are available via phone, email, and social media. As always, please feel free to reach out to any member of our team, myself included - we’re always happy to talk with you.

Sending good wishes to you all and have a wonderful summer! 

All my best,
Lianne Kurina, PhD 

Bing Director, Program in Human Biology



Congratulations to Dr. Tanya Luhrmann who has been elected to the American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States. 
A huge congratulations to Director Lianne Kurina who was selected to receive the 2021-22 Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching in the School of Humanities and Science in the area of Achievements in Teaching. 
From the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR): The impact on
Congratulations to HumBio Junior Brook Seay who is the recipient of the Elite 90 award for the 2022 NCAA Women's Golf Championships. 


Thursday, July 7, 2022
10:30 am - 11:30 am

In this talk, I will introduce our currently ongoing research project WARN-D aimed to build a personalized early warning…

Friday, August 26, 2022
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
James H. Clark Center318 Campus Drive, Stanford UniversityClark Center Auditorium and Clark Center Courtyard

Join us for the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Seed Grants Program Symposium and Poster Session!

Friday, October 21, 2022
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
HumBio Building (Building 20, Main Quad)

Follow your neural pathways back to HumBio and reconnect with your A-side and B-side HumBio community of alumni, faculty, students, and staff.…