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Director's Message

As we embark on a new school year, I would like to extend a warm welcome to familiar faces and newcomers alike!

There is something so wonderful  about the academic calendar – to have, each autumn, a brand new academic year stretching out ahead, filled with new classes, new ideas, and new opportunities to make intellectual and social connections alike. 

I wish for each of you a year filled with challenges that inspire your growth and moments of joy that brighten your days. I always love meeting HumBio students and other members of our community, so feel free to reach out to find a time to meet and chat.

Here’s to a terrific year ahead! 

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



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