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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


Save The Date: HumBio Reunion - Friday, October 20

Follow your neural pathways back to HumBio on Friday, October 20 from 4:30 – 6:00pm in Building 20 on the Main Quad. Reconnect with our terrific community of alumni, faculty, students, and staff, catch up with friends over light refreshments, talk to students about their research posters, and explore the HumBio building. 

If you plan to attend our celebration, please RSVP in the link below. Registration is strongly encouraged to help our team see how many guests we can expect.


Deconstructing the Neurobiology of Sleep #DoBoth: Changing the Narrative for Athletes in Medicine Embracing Growth and Reflection: Highlights from HumBio's Senior Capstone Experience HumBio Says Thank You and Happy Retirement to Professor David Lyons
Congratulations to  Megan Cvitanovic '20 who was awarded the Stanford School of Medicine's Anne G. Crowe Spirit Award. Cvitanovic is a research coordinator on the IDD-TRANSFORM project, focused on centering the voices of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Congratulations to HumBio majors Christina Hicks, Skyler Jones, Katie Lyons, Ryann Neushul, Jewel Roemer, Celeste Wijnbelt, and the women’s water polo team on winning the 2023 MPSF Championship in April and NCAA Championships in May.