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Director's Message

Dear HumBio Community,

Welcome to Spring Quarter! 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.

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 another great quarter together!

All my best,
Lianne Kurina, PhD 

Bing Director, Program in Human Biology


Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Gardner who was recently awarded the Stanford Alumni Association's Richard W. Lyman Award! Gardner was recognized for contributing his scholarship and time to more than 30 alumni programs, including speaking engagements at Reunion Homecoming and alumni club events.
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Sunday, June 18, 2023
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Quad

The Human Biology Diploma Ceremony will take place immediately following the main ceremony on Sunday, June 18th at 12:30pm in the Main…