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Name School
Kevin Aguirre UC Irvine
Caterina Colon Oyola MIT
Jeremy D'Silva University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Peter Du Princeton University
Griffin Hartmann Brown University
Hudson Horn University of Wisconsin Madison
Magdalena Murray University of Chicago
William Shi Bowdoin College
Sheng-Hwa (Alan) Tung UC San Diego
Catherine Zhang Columbia University

Class 2020
PhD Lab Coat Ceremony

Sept 2020

Program News

December 10, 2020

NASA announced the members of the Artemis team of astronauts, who will participate in missions on and around the moon. Three Stanford alumni – NICOLE MANN, MS ’01; KATE RUBINS, PhD ’06; and JESSICA WATKINS, BS ’10 – are among the 18 astronauts chosen to be part of the “Artemis Team.”

According to the press release from NASA, the Artemis program will “land the first woman and next man on the moon in 2024 and establish a sustainable human lunar presence by the end of the decade.”

June 1, 2020

Student Award Excellence in Teaching Award

Fiorella Grandi, Cancer Biology student in Nidhi Bhutani Lab, has been selected for the 2019-20 Stanford Biosciences Excellence in Teaching Award. This award recognizes a student whose teaching distinguishes them as valued contributors to the School of Medicine and Biosciences community.

June 1, 2020

Student Award Excellence in Service to Graduate Students

Brooks Benard, Cancer Biology student in Ravi Majeti Lab, has been selected for the 2019-20 Stanford Biosciences Excellence in Service to Graduate Students. This award recognizes students who devote a large amount of time trying to improve the quality of the Stanford graduate student experience.

Cancer Biology Program

Directors of Cancer Biology Program

Laura Attardi


Departments of Radiation Oncology and Genetics

Julien Sage


Departments of Pediatrics and Genetics


2021 NSF Awards: Cancer Biology Program

NSF Recipients:

Jeremy D'Silva

Hudson Horn

Catherine Zhang

Cancer Biology Program Photos