All of our HumBio courses are continuing to be taught remotely. The Program in Human Biology team continues to operate in a virtual format and is available via email, phone, and social media.

Health and safety updates will be posted to Stanford University's health alerts page as they unfold.

2021 Graduation Celebrations

Virtual Awards Ceremony: Friday, June 11 at 3:00pm PT

Register now here. View the Awards Program here.

Virtual Graduation Ceremony: Saturday, June 12 at 12:00pm PT

The Graduation Celebration will be hosted on YouTube Premiere here. View the digital program here.

Immediately following our virtual graduation ceremony, we invite our graduating seniors to hop onto zoom with your friends and family to meet and chat with me, with Associate Director Katherine Preston, and with other HumBio Faculty. Here is the zoom link

HumBio Opportunities

Human Biology offers an interdisciplinary approach to understanding human beings from biological, behavioral, social, and cultural perspectives.

Science Communication

Because Human Biology is an interdisciplinary program with an emphasis on both empirical inquiry and applied knowledge, excellent communication skills are critical to majors.

Data Literacy

Data in the social and biological sciences are used to make observations and judgments regarding patterns of human behavior and function. These data are sometimes imperfect or incomplete, but are used nevertheless to make decisions and policies. 

Scientific Literacy

Human Biology students learn to critically evaluate evidence in support of claims and write for a range of audiences, from peer-reviewed research journals to more popular science journalism.


The Human Biology Capstone gives students a chance to reflect upon their undergraduate career alongside their broader interests and values. 

Director's Message

Dear HumBio Students, Faculty and Friends,

First, I hope that you are all healthy and well - and that your families and friends are too.

The challenges continue apace. But I would still like to wish you all joy and peace and good health from the bottom of my heart. One thing that has sustained us here in Human Biology has been our terrific community of students, staff, faculty, and alumni. We are so fortunate to have each other.

So with the new year upon us and kicking off the start of winter quarter, I'd just like to take a moment to say thank you to you all - HumBio alums, current students, staff, and faculty. For your help, your words of encouragement, and for your goodness to one another. As a hopefully bright diversion, Human Biology is celebrating 50 incredible years this year! 50 and fabulous, friends. Keep an eye on our 50th tab here on our website for exciting virtual events we'll be hosting.

The Program in Human Biology staff continues to operate in a virtual format and we are available via email, phone, and social media. As always, please feel free to reach out to any member of the Human Biology team, myself included - we’re always happy to talk with you.

Sending so many good wishes to you all! Stay safe and careful - but always connected too (if only virtually) to friends and family and to us, your HumBio home.

Lianne Kurina, PhD

Bing Director, Program in Human Biology



Congratulations to Ella Donaghu '21, Brooke Forde '21, Emma Higuchi '20, Alyssa Jerome '21 and Jacie Lemos '20 for winning some of the 2021 Stanfor
Congratulations to HumBio alum, Ella Eastin '19 has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship for academic and athletic achievements.
Congratulations to Dr. William Talbot who was recently awarded the 2020 Kenneth M. Cuthbertson Award for Contributions to Stanford University.


Currently, no future events are scheduled.