In the basement of the Gates Computer Science Building at Stanford University, a screen attached to a red robotic arm lights up.
A pair of cartoon eyes blinks. “Meet Bender,” says Ajay Mandlekar, PhD student in electrical engineering.
If you walked the first floor of the Shriram Center for Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering at Stanford University in early September, you may have peered in on a lab full of students, decked out in lab coats, gloves, face masks and goggles. This would be no unusual sight in a chemistry lab, save for what the students were doing. With the utmost focus — and more than a little urgency — they were making art.
Thirteen Stanford faculty are among the leaders of six research teams that received funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub.
Combined with a new Microbiome Initiative — which includes four Stanford faculty — the CZ Biohub is committing $13.7 million over three years to new collaborative research to enhance human health.
The Intercampus Research Awards were given to teams of researchers that include faculty from Stanford, UCSF and the University of California, Berkeley, with the goal of fostering scientific research collaboration across the Bay Area.