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HB-REX: Human Biology Research Exploration Program

HBREX students present their research posters
Photographer: Carlos Seligo, Program in Human Biology

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 a minimum of 8 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 31, 2019. Students may apply to a maximum of three (3) specific projects.

HB-REX projects are listed below by category (some projects may appear under two categories). To view the full description of the project or to submit an application, click on the project title (we recommend opening a new tab or window when browsing projects).  Applications for summer 2019 are now officially open! 

If you have questions about anything related to the HB-REX application, please send an email to Dr. Katherine Preston (kpreston@stanford.edu) and Matt Kramer (mmkramer@stanford.edu) 

Important Notice: Some students have experienced issues with loading the application form using certain browsers (especially Safari). Please try another browser and let us know (mmkramer@stanford.edu) if you are experiencing any technical issues!


For students with an existing faculty mentor, please follow the link here to apply (if you apply through the existing mentor portal, you may not also apply to any of the specific projects below):

Existing Mentor Application

 

HEALTH AND HEALTH POLICY

Caminemos Juntas!  A research study testing an app connecting and encouraging Latino Women to walk together in their neighborhood. 

Engaging Community Members in Advancing Health Equity – The Our Voice Initiative
Inflammatory Neuropsychiatric Disease in Children
Initiate and Maintain Physical Activity in Clinics (IMPACT) and Strength Training for Diabetics
Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity - The Solution Science Lab

HUMAN PERFORMANCE

Assessment and Enhancement of Neuro-Cognitive Functions

Initiate and Maintain Physical Activity in Clinics (IMPACT) and Strength Training for Diabetics

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Adult stem cells and their genetic regulation

Children's understanding of polite speech
Children’s order-based reasoning in third-party tasks
How Children’s Early Language Experience Nurtures Language Learning across SES and Culture
The Development of Language Understanding by Spanish-learning Infants and Toddlers

BIO-MEDICAL SCIENCE

Adult stem cells and their genetic regulation

From patients to cells: studying molecular mechanisms of autism
Examining non-image forming light perception and connected clinical outcomes
Improved MR Imaging of Musculoskeletal Function and Disease
Molecular basis of neurodegeneration
Vasopressin treatment to improve social abilities in children with autism

BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR

Rhesus monkey social behavior
Parenting, Stress Physiology, and Social and Emotional Learning

Bridge-to-Preschool Program at The Primary School

Biological Bases of Self-Regulated Learning
From patients to cells: studying molecular mechanisms of autism
Assessment and Enhancement of Neuro-Cognitive Functions
Children's understanding of polite speech

Children’s order-based reasoning in third-party tasks

How Children’s Early Language Experience Nurtures Language Learning across SES and Culture
The Development of Language Understanding by Spanish-learning Infants and Toddlers
Inflammatory Neuropsychiatric Disease in Children
Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity - The Solution Science Lab
Vasopressin treatment to improve social abilities in children with autism