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Director's Message

Dear HumBio Community,

Happy New Year! It is great to be on campus and growing our community. As ever, it is a real privilege to continue to lead our mission of providing extraordinary interdisciplinary education to a new generation of students.

As we begin the new year, I invite you to explore all that the Human Biology community has to offer – from courses to advising to events. Our vibrant community is filled with terrific students, faculty, staff, and alumni who truly care about the program and one another. 

Here’s to a great year together!

All my best,
Lianne Kurina, PhD 

Bing Director, Program in Human Biology


Congratulations to HumBio Class of 1990 alum Nicole Taylor who was recently named Inside Philanthropy’s Community Foundation Leader of the Year!
"When Serena Williams, the tennis star, first recounted how she struggled to get medical attention after developing complications following childbirth, her experience seemed like an aberration.
“About 11% of babies born each year (15 million infants worldwide) arrive prematurely, three or more weeks before their due date. About 20 million babies per year, including most preemies, have low birthweight, weighing less than 5 pounds and 5 ounces at birth.
Congratulations to HumBio senior Maya Doms who earned All-America honors (second team selection) and was recently named a Scholar All-American by United Soccer Coaches. She was also named a 2022 All-Pacific Region first team by United Soccer Coaches.


Monday, January 30, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Stanford Neurosciences Building
290 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305
John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Rotunda, E241

Organizing knowledge for flexible behavior


Animals behave…

Monday, January 30, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Clark Center
318 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305


“Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Copper-Dependent Nutrient Signaling and Metabolism in…

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
12:00 pm

The Center for Sleep and Circadian Sciences presents this month's Community Series speakers: