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Sarafan ChEM-H brings together chemists, biologists, engineers, and clinicians to understand life at the molecular level and apply that knowledge to improving human health.

Institute Scholars

Sarafan ChEM-H core faculty members, called Institute Scholars, lead discrete but highly interdisciplinary labs that build and deploy complex toolsets to solve complex problems in human health and disease.

Innovative Medicines Accelerator

In partnership with Stanford Medicine, Sarafan ChEM-H launched the Stanford Innovative Medicines Accelerator (IMA), an engine to transform Stanford discoveries into real therapeutics for patients.

Microbiome Therapies

The Microbiome Therapies Initiative (MITI) aims to develop tools to understand and manipulate the microbiome, the communities of microbes that live on and in us, to develop entirely new kinds of therapies.