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Stanford Science Fellows

The Stanford Science Fellows program is focused on incubating new directions in foundational scientific research by an interdisciplinary community of independent postdoctoral scholars from around the globe, driven by a sense of wonder about the natural world.

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COVID-19 Response: Calls for Proposals Now Open

Stanford University’s Innovative Medicines Accelerator (IMA) aims to accelerate the prototyping of innovative medicines and enable hypothesis-driven studies on human subjects. ChEM-H is assisting the IMA to launch a pair of calls for proposals to leverage emerging capacity and infrastructure at Stanford to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. Applications due May 29, 2020.

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Bertozzi wins Chemistry for the Future Solvay Prize

The 2020 Chemistry for the Future Solvay Prize recognizes Bertozzi’s invention of bioorthogonal chemical reactions that can be performed in living cells.

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Two open faculty searches at Stanford ChEM-H

Stanford ChEM-H is seeking applicants for two faculty openings a junior faculty and a physician-scientist position, both at the Assistant or untenured Associate Professor level.

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Stanford launches major effort to harness the microbiome to treat disease.

The Stanford Microbiome Therapies Initiative is backed by gifts from Marc and Lynne Benioff and Mark and Debra Leslie and is focused on developing and testing new disease therapies.

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Michael Fischbach wants to build a microbiome from the ground up. So what do we need to get there?

Stanford ChEM-H Institute Scholar Michael Fischbach explains why the microbiome is worth studying, the ways his lab hopes to advance our understanding of these complex communities, and how the people and mission of ChEM-H drew him to Stanford.

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Teaching Assistantship opportunity

Stanford ChEM-H is recruiting a Teaching Assistant for an undergraduate research seminar.

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Postdoc opportunity: Apply to mentor an undergraduate researcher

Stanford ChEM-H is soliciting applications for postdoc mentors to join the Stanford ChEM-H Undergraduate Scholars Program. The year-long program provides interdisciplinary research experience and mentoring to undergraduate sophomores.

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Postdoc retreat highlights next generation of independent researchers at chemistry-biology interface

During the fifth annual Stanford ChEM-H Postdoc Retreat, postdocs presented their human health-centered research and learned about transitioning to academic or industry careers.

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New approach by Stanford researchers could lead to a lifetime flu vaccine

Another year, another flu vaccine because so far scientists haven’t managed to make a vaccine that protects against all strains of flu. A new approach could end that ritual and protect against deadly pandemic flu.

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Laura Dassama zooms in to see the molecular basis of disease

Stanford ChEM-H Institute Scholar Laura Dassama tells us about life as an assistant professor, what it means to think like a chemist when studying human health and disease, and what drew her to Stanford.

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Carolyn Bertozzi receives award for chemistry in the public interest

Baker Family Co-Director of Stanford ChEM-H, Carolyn Bertozzi, has been recognized with the 2019 Gustavus John Esselen Award for Chemistry in the Public Interest for her work in manipulating the complex sugar coating on cell surfaces.

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Announcing the ChEM-H Quarterly

The institute's quarterly newsletter features announcements, research highlights, and profiles of our faculty and trainees. Read the first issue and subscribe at the link below.

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Stanford chemists develop a tool to study rigid structures on cancer cells

A team led by Carolyn Bertozzi, the Baker Family Co-Director of Stanford ChEM-H, developed a tool to help cut down and study mucins, stubborn structures on cell surfaces that help cancers evade detection.

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ChEM-H researchers work toward new understanding of cancer camouflage

A group led by ChEM-H Institute Scholar Lingyin Li and Chemistry/Biology Interface graduate student Jacqueline Carozza has found a molecule that could help undermine cancer's defenses.

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Faculty hires

Stanford ChEM-H is hiring new faculty whose research bridges chemistry, engineering and medicine to build a community of scientists who will drive the engineering of molecules, materials, and measurement tools that help understand humans and treat disease. 

Christine Jacobs-Wagner

Christine Jacobs-Wagner joined Stanford ChEM-H as professor of biology in Fall 2019.

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Monther Abu-Remaileh

Monther Abu-Remaileh joined Stanford ChEM-H as assistant professor of chemical engineering and, by courtesy, of genetics in August 2019

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Laura Dassama

Laura Dassama joined Stanford ChEM-H as assistant professor of chemistry

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Jonathan Long

Jonathan Long joined  Stanford ChEM-H as assistant professor of pathology

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Michael Fischbach

Michael Fischbach joined  Stanford ChEM-H as associate professor of bioengineering

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Lingyin Li

Lingyin Li joined  Stanford ChEM-H as assistant professor of biochemistry

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Lei Stanley Qi

Lei Stanley Qi joined Stanford ChEM-H as assistant professor of bioengineering and of chemical and systems biology

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Polly Fordyce

Polly Fordyce joined Stanford ChEM-H as assistant professor of genetics.


Carolyn Bertozzi

Carolyn Bertozzi joined Stanford ChEM-H as professor of chemistry and, by courtesy, of chemical and systems biology.

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Peter Kim

Peter Kim joined Stanford ChEM-H as professor of biochemistry

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