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ChEM-H front office:

Stanford ChEM-H, Room W 102
290 Jane Stanford Way
(650) 498-6484

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The Stanford ChEM-H building is located at 290 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford. 

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About the Research Complex

The research complex serves as the home base for two interdisciplinary life sciences institutes at Stanford University: Stanford ChEM-H and the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute. The 235,000 square foot complex is home to more than 30 laboratories, shared research facilities, meeting spaces, and a pub. The complex is ideally situated between the School of Engineering, the School of Medicine and the James H. Clark Center, with the School of Humanities and Sciences also nearby. Strong connecting pathways between the schools and Stanford Bio-X are integral to the design.

The research complex is arranged into two L-shaped buildings flanking an oval courtyard. The complex has 4 floors, one below ground and three above, with laboratory, meeting, and communal spaces throughout the buildings. The labs are designed to be highly flexible, accommodating a wide variety of research approaches including cell and molecular biology, chemistry, imaging and microscopy, engineering and a wide variety of neuroscience techniques. Labs are grouped into neighborhoods of 3-5 labs sharing a common, open lab space adjacent to lab support rooms for specialized equipment and procedures.


Stanford ChEM-H Building and Stanford Neurosciences Building is located on 290 Jane Stanford Way. 

From Hwy 280 

Take the Sand Hill Rd, East exit and travel for approx. 2-3 miles. Turn right on Pasteur Drive. Turn right on Welch Rd (1st traffic light). Turn left on Campus Drive West.

From Hwy 101

Take the Embarcadero Rd, West exit and travel for approximately 2- 3 miles. Turn right on El Camino Real. Exit at University and turn left on Palm Drive. Continue straight on Palm Drive. Turn right on Campus Drive West.


Visitor parking is available in several parking structures. Purchase visitor parking passes at machines located in visitor parking areas. "A" and "C" permit parking is available in all parking structures listed.

More parking information

Parking Structure 2 is the closest, and is located at the corner of Panama Street and Via Ortega.
Visitor Parking/Pay Station:

  • Pay at machine, 8am-4pm (M-F)
  • Pay by credit card (Visa/Mastercard) or cash.

For more information, please see the Parking Information website.