Stanford Biosecurity & Pandemic Resilience

Stanford Biosecurity is dedicated to protecting our nation and the world from biosecurity threats and infectious disease disasters

Programs include:

  • Educating undergraduate and graduate students, fellows and residents about the fundamental issues in the field of Biosecurity. These Biosecurity trainees come from a broad range of academic fields spanning medicine, public health, public policy, bioengineering, computer science, business, law and other fields of study. 
  • Advancing promising research discoveries and technologies relevant to the field of Biosecurity
  • Facilitating the Biosecurity conversation and solution creation by bringing together experts in biology, technology development, healthcare, public health, disaster management, engineering, and policy 


NEW: COVID-19 Response Innovation Lab

The newly-formed COVID-19 Response Innovation Lab is a student-led Accelerator Program to help launch and scale high-impact projects and ventures to combat the COVID-19 crisis. 

The lab brings together motivated students, faculty, alumni and other members across the Stanford network and the broader community to help tackle the current crisis. 
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Student Opportunities

Take classes, join an advocacy program, fuel innovation, and work with experts.

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Faculty & Expert Opportunities

Join our speakers list, develop an innovation and advise on projects.

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Opportunities for Organizations

Become a partner and support our work.

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In the News

Are we doing enough about biosecurity?

Looking to tech and one another for how to protect human health and prosperity in the bioeconomy.

(Featuring Milana Boukham Trounce)

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Potential Pandemics

The Threat of Infectious Disease and the Evolution of the Threat
by Milana Boukhman Trounce

(Hoover Institution, April 2019)

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How Contagious Pathogens Could Lead to Nuke-Level Casualties

"What if nuclear bombs could reproduce? Get your hands on one today, and in a week's time you've got a few dozen."

Milana Boukhman, MD wants to get people to worry about this possibility.
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100 years later, flu epidemic remains a possibility, Stanford physicians say (2018)

As a specialist in biosecurity and bioterrorism preparedness and response, as well as an emergency medicine physician, Boukhman has toured labs around the world where bioweapons were once developed. And yet, she noted, “in many ways, Mother Nature is the worst bioterrorist of all.” If the same circumstances arose today, Boukhman pointed out, the consequences would be even greater.
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