Research

At Stanford Medicine, we are drawn to the difficult problems, the ones for which prevailing science does not yet have a framework to understand. Our strength is in developing new paradigms to tackle these problems and opening new avenues to transform human health.  

Excellence in Scientific Discovery

A commitment to scientific discovery is one of Stanford Medicine's defining strengths. In ways that cannot be anticipated, the knowledge generated by unfettered exploration yields the building blocks for tomorrow's revolutionary clinical applications.  

Bench-to-Bedside Research

Researchers and clinician-scientists at Stanford Medicine work across disciplines to expand the frontiers of scientific understanding while moving the most promising breakthroughs into tangible health benefits through clinical trials.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

With access to the resources of Stanford University -- including the Schools of Engineering, Law, Business, Humanities & Sciences and Education -- Stanford Medicine enables close interactions between physicians and scientists, faculty and trainees, and basic science and clinical care.

Discovery & Innovations
that Improve Human Health

Our Latest Breakthroughs

Every day researchers across Stanford Medicine are advancing the frontiers of understanding in the biological sciences and biomedicine. Explore our news topics:


Faculty Research

Faculty research across the basic and clinical sciences is helping to unlock tomorrow's medical breakthroughs. 


Leading the Biomedical Revolution

Stanford Medicine encourages the focus, curiosity and perseverance that are essential for researchers to drive discovery toward pragmatic applications.


A Legacy of Innovation

Stanford Medicine's unrivaled atmosphere of breakthrough thinking and interdisciplinary collaboration has fueled a long history of clinical and research achievements.


Over the last six decades, eight basic science faculty have won a Nobel Prize. 

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