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Over Thirty Years of Innovation, Discovery, and Leadership in the Life Sciences.

Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine


Recent breakthroughs in genetic engineering, cell physiology, cell imaging, and genomics have profound implications for the future of medicine, placing science at the threshold of a new frontier in the diagnosis and treatment of human disease.

Founded on the principle that innovation transcends traditional departmental boundaries, Stanford's Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine seeks to integrate laboratory research with clinical medicine by building bridges across the university's diverse academic departments and programs.


The Beckman Center creates and supports multidisciplinary programs that promote discovery and innovation in the basic sciences and accelerates the introduction and application of new technologies for use in basic research and clinical medicine.

Beckman Center Intranet

Beckman staff and scholars can log in to the Beckman center intranet here.

In Memoriam: Dale Kaiser

Dale Kaiser, Beckman faculty and founding member of Stanford’s Department of Biochemistry, dies at 92

Using a virus as an experimental system, Kaiser made fundamental discoveries that were instrumental in ushering in the era of recombinant DNA technology, often known as gene splicing.

Kaiser worked six days a week throughout his 61 years at Stanford, said Beckman Director Lucy Shapiro. "He would walk daily from his home on campus to his office in Beckman Center until just a year or so ago ... Dale had a razor-sharp mind and avid curiosity about the natural world,” she said, “There was no way to turn his brain off. Everybody who knew him looked up to him, confided in him.”

Technology Development

The Beckman Center conducts a highly competitive technology development seed grant program. 


The 2019 Annual Report is Here