Research Exploration Program

HBREX students present their research posters

The Human Biology Research Exploration (HB-REX) program is an opportunity for declared Human Biology majors to work in research groups with experienced mentors, during the summer following their sophomore year. HB-REX is specifically for sophomores who have taken the Human Biology Core course. These sophomores are individually mentored by faculty from a broad range of natural and social science departments in Humanities & Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Interns receive a stipend and are required to work full-time for 10 weeks. All HB-REX interns present their research in a poster symposium in August, attended by faculty mentors and other students.

Students are expected to complete an Application to HB-REX by January 31st. Students may apply to a maximum of three (3) posted projects. Students who are already working with a Stanford faculty member may apply for funds to support that work.

HB-REX projects are listed by category. To view the full description of the project, click on the project title. Applications open at the start of Winter quarter. 

If you have questions about anything related to the HB-REX application, please send an email to Dr. Katherine Preston (kpreston [at] (kpreston[at]stanford[dot]edu)) and humbioadvising [at] (humbioadvising[at]lists[dot]stanford[dot]edu).

Important Notice: Students with an existing faculty mentor may not also re-apply to any of the specific projects.

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