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Feb 6 2018 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Faculty, Students
Rather than having students learn and memorize established knowledge, professors Steven Block and Tim Stearns created a course to teach students how to think like scientists and pursue new answers.  Bio 61, Science as a Creative Process, was designed to give students “the freedom to think broadly...
Feb 1 2018 | The Dish | Posted In: Awards, Faculty
Carla Shatz, the Sapp Family Provostial Professor and David Starr Jordan Director of Stanford Bio-X and a professor of biology and of neurobiology, has won the 2017 Harvey Prize in Science and Technology in recognition of her discoveries concerning the development of visual circuits in the brain. ...
Jan 25 2018 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Research, Faculty
Every year, a small but not insignificant number of babies are born with hearts whose muscles are spongy and thin, although exactly what causes that condition isn’t clear. Now, Stanford biologists think they may have found a clue: spongy heart muscles could be the result of improperly developed...
Dec 13 2017 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Awards, Faculty
Biology professor Elizabeth Hadly has been selected as one of this year’s Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professors. She will receive a grant of $1 million over the next five years to promote innovations in undergraduate science education. Hadly wants to change the Stanford undergraduate...
Nov 16 2017 | SBN | Posted In: Awards, Faculty
Assistant Professor Lauren O’Connell has been named the 2017 winner of The Frank A. Beach Award in Behavioral Neuroendocrinology from the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, for her comprehensive evolutionary reconstruction of the vertebrate social decision-making network,  culminating in a...

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