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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, 2018. 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 2018 are now 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):

 

Health and Health Policy
Preventing gender-based violence among Kenyan adolescents
What does it mean to be “well”? And how can we help people achieve higher levels of well-being?
Engaging Citizen Scientists in Community Health Research
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
Field Testing Novel Tablet Computer Assessments of Social and Emotional Learning
Initiate and Maintain Physical Activity in Clinics (IMPACT) and Strength Training for Diabetics

Human Development
Effects of NICU Language Exposure on Language and Neural Development 
Field Testing Novel Tablet Computer Assessments of Social and Emotional Learning
The Role of Stress Physiology in Supporting Self-Regulated Learning
Adult stem cells and their genetic regulation
Common ground and language learning
Children's understanding of polite speech
The Development of Language Understanding by Spanish-learning Infants and Toddlers
How Children’s Early Language Experience Nurtures Language Learning across SES and Culture

Bio-Medical SCience
Improved MR Imaging of Musculoskeletal Function and Disease
The biology of social functioning in children with autism spectrum disorder
Molecular basis of neurodegeneration
Adult stem cells and their genetic regulation

Brain and Behavior
Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity - The Solution Science Lab
Assessment and Enhancement of Neuro-Cognitive Functions
The influence of behavior on the brain and hormonal control of reproduction
How Children’s Early Language Experience Nurtures Language Learning across SES and Culture
The Development of Language Understanding by Spanish-learning Infants and Toddlers
Children's understanding of polite speech
Common ground and language learning
The Role of Stress Physiology in Supporting Self-Regulated Learning
Rhesus monkey social behavior
The biology of social functioning in children with autism spectrum disorder
Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) and Patient Mental Health