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Biology Department Contacts:

Director of Graduate Studies — Jose Dinneny (; 650-724-2366)

Supports graduate students and faculty with departmental polices, requirements, and practices and helps resolve conflicts. The director evaluates special requests and petitions regarding program requirements.

Biology Student Services —  Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-12pm and 1pm-4:30pm in Gilbert 108     Supports students with questions and concerns regarding academics, finances, student activities, personal issues, etc.    

Helpful Stanford Resources for Students and Postdocs (from H&S Dean's Office): 

General University Resources:

Graduate Life Office Provides comprehensive and impartial guidance and information about all aspects of life as a graduate student. The Assistant Deans can help you with personal issues, roommate problems, family issues, health concerns, academic challenges, financial difficulties, etc.

Gateway for New Graduate Students -  Find the resources you need to begin your graduate career at Stanford.

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