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Director's Message

Dear HumBio Community,

As I sit in my office, looking out at the main quad, I still can't quite believe that we are back. Seeing students walking around, talking, laughing, and getting acquainted with campus once again is an absolute joy. We are back!!

I am delighted to be back in the classroom with our students (all of us masked), getting together and catching up with students and faculty, and getting back to the wonderful work that we all engage in here at Stanford.

We in Human Biology continue our mission of providing an extraordinary education to our extraordinary students back on our beautiful Stanford campus.

All my best, Lianne


Congratulations to HumBio Junior Brook Seay who is the recipient of the Elite 90 award for the 2022 NCAA Women's Golf Championships. 
Congratulations to Madison Fish '20 who was selected to be a speaker for Stanford's Baccalaureate Celebration for the Class of 2020 on June 10.
A huge congratulations to Brandon Hwa-Lin Bergsneider ’20 and Ezra Yoseph ’21 who were chosen as 2022 Knight-Hennessy Scholars!  Brandon and Ezra will both be pursuing their MDs at Stanford School of Medicine in the fall. Congratulations to you both; we cannot wait to see what you accomplish in the future! 
Congratulations to Professor Gavin Sherlock, who was appointed the Catherine R. Kennedy and Daniel L. Grossman Fellowship in March 2022.


Friday, May 27, 2022
12:00 pm
Hopkins Marine Station Isabella Abbott Lecture Hall

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Friday, May 27, 2022
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Stanford Neurosciences Building290 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Rotunda
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