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BioBridge Peer Advising

BioBrige, Student Services Office, Gilbert 108

BioBridge peer advising is located in Gilbert room 108. 

What is BioBridge?

BioBridge is an undergraduate peer advising group and informational resource for the Department of Biology. BioBridge advisors serve as a link to several aspects of the biology major by:

  • Coordinating outreach programs for current and prospective biology majors
  • Organizing info sessions and panels on topics related to research, grants, the major, employment, and other post-graduate opportunities
  • Offering social events where Biology majors and prospective majors can get to know each other
  • Answering questions about major requirements, policies, and procedures
  • Promoting interaction between Biology faculty and undergrad students

If you have questions about how to declare the major, find a research position, which courses to take, or where to study away from campus while still graduating in 4 years, come by the BioBride office hours or send them an email.

Office Hours

Office hours are held during weeks 2-9 of Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters. Due to the shelter in place, we will be hosting Zoom office hours in Spring Quarter. You will find the Zoom link in the weekly Biology newsletter. If didn't receive the newsletter, please send an email to the BioBridge peer advisors. 


Winter Quarter 2020-21 Virtual Schedule:

  • Monday 11:30am-1:30pm PST  (Maria)
  • Monday 7:00pm-9:00pm PST (Maitri)
  • Tuesday 9:30am-11:30am-9pm PST (Jiwoo)
  • Wednesday 7:00pm-9:00pm PST (Saket)

Meet Your Advisors

Jiwoo Lee, Class of '21: Jiwoo is a senior majoring in Biology with a concentration in Computational Biology, minoring in Ethics and Technology, and pursuing a co-term in Biomedical Informatics. She is passionate about human genetics, big data, and ethical considerations of both, and she plans on attending medical school. Currently, Jiwoo works in the Fraser lab, developing a foundation for massively parallel precise genome editing to enable CRISPR screens in human cells. She also works remotely at the Broad Institute, using big data from electronic health records and genetic information to predict cardiovascular diseases. On campus, Jiwoo is involved with Cardinal Free Clinics, Korean-American Student Association, and Sigma Psi Zeta. She loves hiking, skiing, and riding her pennyboard. Jiwoo is excited to talk to students about the computational biology track, co-terms, four-year plans, research, and being pre-med!

Saket Myneni, Class of '21: Saket is a senior from Austin, Texas majoring in Biology with a concentration in Neurobiology. He is broadly interested in neuroscience and currently works in Tony Wyss-Coray's lab, working to identify novel therapeutic targets for aging-related neurodegenerative diseases. He plans to attend medical school after graduating and hopes to work towards improving health equity in the United States. Currently, he serves as a health advocate through Stanford Health Advocacy and Research in the Emergency Department and tutors at local high schools through the High School Support Initiative. Saket is co-president of the Stanford Premed Association and Stanford Synapse, a brain injury support group on campus. In his free time, he loves playing basketball and tennis and exploring new restaurants.

Maitri Paul, Class of '22: Maitri is a junior majoring in Biology with a Marine Biology track. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up in India. She is passionate about conducting research that informs marine conservation and intends to pursue a PhD in Marine Biology. Maitri currently works at the Pringle lab, studying cnidarian-dinoflagellate symbiosis, which is critical to the health of reef-building corals. This summer, she has been working on a biocomputational project to identify genes associated with symbiosis that are conserved across cnidarians. The results of this project will help establish a generalized model for symbiosis for genetically diverse corals and sea anemones. In high school, Maitri volunteered at a sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation organization, and last summer, she worked at the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), India to establish sustainability in nature-based tourism and fishing industries. Maitri loves to spend time outdoors, swim in the ocean, dance, and play the violin. Currently, she is a member of Noopur, Stanford's Indian Classical dance team. She is looking forward to helping students explore their interests and make the most of their time at Stanford!

Adonis Rubio, Class of '21:  Adonis is a senior majoring in Biology, with an honors in Microbes and Immunity and minoring in Ethics in Society with a focus on bioethics. He is interested in virology and vaccine design research and hopes to pursue a PhD in Immunology or Virology. Adonis been conducting research in the Peter S. Kim Lab at Stanford since his freshman year working on characterizing neutralizing antibodies against HIV-1; he also had the opportunity to study abroad in the BOSP Paris STEM track during his junior year and was able to conduct research at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. He is the current Vice President of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Native Americans in Science (SASNAS) Chapter and is also the ASSU Co-Director of COVID-19 Response this year. Currently, Adonis works at the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub and is researching antibody responses against SARS-CoV-2. He loves hanging out with friends, binge-watching Netflix, going for neighborhood walks, and learning new things! 

Maria Suarez-Nieto, Class of '21: Maria is a senior majoring in Biology with a concentration in Neurobiology, and minoring in Human rights and Data Science. After immigrating to the United States from Villavicencio, Colombia, Maria developed a passion for biological research, and pursued this by competing in the Stanford ChEM-H Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program, where her team's project that focused on a novel treatment for HPV-caused cervical dysplasias was the recipient of the grant award. Her Junior year, Maria joined the Giles Plant lab to pursue her interest in stem cell therapy research related to the nervous system; as a NeURO fellowship recipient, she learned about developing stem cell transplants for spinal cord injuries in rat models. Maria is also passionate about health equity and accessibility, and plans to attend medical school one day to advocate for healthcare access and delivery to communities underrepresented in medicine. At Stanford, Maria volunteers as a Spanish translator and preclin at the Cardinal Free Clinics, is a member of the SACNAS leadership team, Comunidad for Health Equity (CHE) leadership team, and Stanford Undergraduate Neuroscience Society (SUNS) executive board, serves as the president for Los Salseros de Stanford, and co-founded the Student Immigration Empowerment Project at Stanford (SIEPS) to help give a voice to the immigrant and refugee community at and around Stanford. She also co-founded ALEUP (Aunque Lejos Estemos Juntos Permaneceremos) to uplift Latin American youth through education, and is the founder of the South Florida (SoFlo) Scholars program that supports First-generation and/or Low-income students from her hometown apply to college. Maria loves to mentor students, and is excited for the opportunity to support students in pursuing their dreams!