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Director's Message

Dear Human Biology Alumni, Students, and Friends,

It is hard to believe how quickly this year has passed and that we will be celebrating another incredible cohort of Human Biology students in just a few short weeks. Despite starting their Stanford journey remotely, the class of 2024 have demonstrated resilience and adaptability, forged strong bonds, and achieved remarkable milestones together.

As we continue to navigate the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, let us remain steadfast in our commitment to supporting one another and fostering a culture of inclusivity, curiosity, and collaboration.

All my best,
Lianne Kurina, PhD 
Bing Director, Program in Human Biology


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