Stanford University

Stanford University

Private research university located in Stanford, California, United States.

Stanford University (officially Leland Stanford Junior University) is a private research university in Stanford, California. Its motto is "Die Luft der Freiheit weht", meaning "the air of freedom is blowing". Stanford is known for its academic strength, wealth, and proximity to Silicon Valley.

It was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year. Leland Stanford, a former Governor of California and U.S. Senator, made his fortune as a railroad tycoon. Stanford University struggled financially after Leland Stanford's death in 1893 and again after much of the campus was damaged by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. After WWII, Provost Frederick Terman supported faculty and graduates' entrepreneurialism to build self-sufficient local industry in what would later be known as Silicon Valley.

The university is organized around three traditional schools consisting of 40 academic departments at the undergraduate and graduate level and four professional schools that focus on graduate programs in Law, Medicine, Education and Business. Stanford's undergraduate program is one of the top three most selective in the United States. As of March 2018, 81 Nobel laureates, 27 Turing Award laureates, and 7 Fields Medalists have been affiliated with Stanford as students, alumni, faculty or staff. In addition, Stanford University is particularly noted for its entrepreneurship and is one of the most successful universities in attracting funding for start-ups.

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Jaap Suermondt

Advisor

Aman Kumar

Advisor

Anthony Tran

Investor

Ayako Hiwasa

Advisor

Blas L. Pérez Henríquez

Founder

Brian Rowen

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Brian Speir

Advisor

Casey Miller

Founder

Daisy Bermudez

Founder

Danise Olague

Founder

Fei-Fei Li

Advisor

ji hoon jang

Advisor

John Duhring

Advisor

Justin Klein

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Kristin McDonnell

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Laura Petree

Founder

Lynne Gregg

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Maja Zecevic, PhD, MPH

Advisor

Pulkit Jaiswal

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Roman Reed

Investor

sandy muju

Advisor

Sebastian Cardenas

Founder

Vincent van Haaff

Advisor

Vlad Omete

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Ben Adams
June 2, 2020
FierceBiotech
Gilead Sciences is tapping long-term Stanford University researcher Mark Genovese, M.D., to lead its nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, fibrosis and arthritis pipeline programs.
Mark Terry
May 29, 2020
BioSpace
Every week there are numerous scientific studies published. Here's a look at some of the more interesting ones.
May 26, 2020
WebWire
Almudena Romero was selected as the winner of the BMW Residency by a jury composed of Nathalie Berriat, Director of the GOBELINS School of Visual Arts; Hervé Digne, Collector; Chantal Nedjib, Founder of l'image par l'image; Sam Stourdzé, Director of Rencontres d'Arles; and Christoph Wiesner, Paris Photo Artistic Director. Seven emerging photographers were initially shortlisted for an interview by video link. This enabled the jury to immerse itself in the artists' projects before making it...
Sophie Bushwick
May 26, 2020
Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
BioSpace
May 18, 2020
BioSpace
Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced Jeffrey J. Popma, M.D., professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of interventional cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, will join Medtronic as Vice President and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) supporting the Coronary, Renal Denervation, and Structural Heart businesses at Medtronic.
BioSpace
May 14, 2020
BioSpace
Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc., a pioneer in T-cell immunotherapy leveraging its novel allogeneic EBV T-cell platform to develop transformative therapies for patients with severe diseases including solid tumors, hematologic cancers and autoimmune disease, named cell therapy and oncology expert Jakob Dupont, M.D. as Executive Vice President, Global Head of Research and Development.
BioSpace
May 11, 2020
BioSpace
Oryzon Genomics, S.A. (ISIN Code: ES0167733015, ORY), a public clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company leveraging epigenetics to develop therapies in diseases with high unmet medical need, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Manuel López-Figueroa of Bay City Capital as an independent director.
Govindraj Ethiraj
May 2, 2020
@bsindia
He says that the epidemic is more widespread than we believe, not less widespread
Lauren Goode
April 14, 2020
Wired
Stanford researchers hope to find the answer, which could impact health care beyond the current pandemic.
By Ian Randall For Mailonline
April 14, 2020
Mail Online
Stanford University, California experts believe that the 'Late Ordovician' mass extinction 450 million years ago was due to widespread 'anoxia', or oxygen depletion, over a three million year period.
Jim Daley
April 10, 2020
Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
Megan Molteni
April 7, 2020
Wired
Consumer genomics company 23andMe wants to mine its database of millions of customers for clues to why the virus hits some people harder than others.
April 6, 2020
WebWire
As health workers and first responders try to stem a pandemic without an adequate supply of protective gear, health officials are being forced to consider a stopgap measure - decontaminating and reusing the N95 masks that frontline caregivers use as protection against the virus that causes COVID-19. To provide these officials with a set of best practices for mask decontamination, a nationwide team of 60 scientists and engineers, students and clinicians, drawn from universities and the pri...
Lisa Einstein
March 31, 2020
Scientific American Blog Network
I signed up to be a volunteer section leader. You can too! But do it ASAP
Cade Metz
March 23, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Technology from Amazon, Apple, Google, IBM and Microsoft misidentified 35 percent of words from people who were black. White people fared much better.
March 20, 2020
Geekologie
This is a video demonstration and discussion of a soft robot built by engineers at Stanford University that's constructed of a number of inflatable arms that, once inflated, it can use to change shape, move, and manipulate objects without...
Steven Levy
March 18, 2020
Wired
Stanford scientists are exploring whether gene-editing technology can be used to fight pandemics. But so far, they have just one piece of a larger puzzle.
Lauren Goode
March 11, 2020
Wired
The kids are alright, except for the ones who are not.
Nick Statt
March 10, 2020
The Verge
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan are funding new diagnostic machines to increase coronavirus testing in the San Francisco Bay Area through the couple's philanthropic arms.
Danny Crichton
March 7, 2020
TechCrunch
Following on the heels of several major cancellations of events the past few days, including the SXSW conference in Austin and the tech conference SaaStr, Stanford University, which is located in the heart of Silicon Valley in Palo Alto, California, announced late Friday that the school would cancel in-person classes for the final two weeks of [...]
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