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Graduate Students at Stanford ChEM-H

ChEM-H graduate students challenge boundaries between scientific disciplines to solve big problems in human health.

Graduate Student Programs

Stanford ChEM-H aims to educate a new generation of scientists from diverse backgrounds who will merge expertise in chemistry, biology, engineering, and clinical sciences to revolutionize how we understand and innovate in human health. 

CBI students at Science Day
Photo of the CBI retreat
Danielle McCarthy speaks at the CBI treat in 2019




  • The Chemistry/Biology Interface (CBI) Predoctoral Training Program provides Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. students with an interdisciplinary training experience to produce scientists and physician-scientists who are able to communicate across disciplines and leverage their perspectives to answer complex questions in innovative ways.
  • The Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (SIGF) Program is a competitive, university-wide program that awards three-year fellowships to outstanding doctoral students engaged in interdisciplinary research. We are proud to welcome Stanford Interdisciplinary Fellows Affiliated with ChEM-H to our graduate student training community each year.

Training ChEM-H scientists for the future

“The opportunity to work in ChEM-H and among folks who are chemists and engineers has really been transformative.”

- Daniel Mokhtari, MD ’18, PhD ’21; 2019 Xu Family Foundation Fellow (SIGF)

“Being part of the ChEM-H CBI inaugural class has provided me with the connections and tools that have propelled our technology work to the next level.”

- Kara K. Brower, MS ’16, MSM ’20, PhD ’20; 2019 Siebel Fellow, 2014 Stanford EDGE-STEM Fellow