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Executive Committee

Faculty Chair

Russ Altman, MD, PhD


Executive Director

Amit Kaushal, MD, PhD


Student Services

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Katy Klemme Bechler ( 


Undergraduate Advisors 2018-19

Prospective or current majors, please feel free to reach out to our undergraduate advisors!
Cindy is a senior from San Jose, CA majoring in Biomedical Computation. She is interested in the intersection between healthcare and technology. She works in the Deisseroth Lab in the Department of Bioengineering studying gene expression mapping in tissue samples. At Stanford, she is involved in SHIFT (Stanford Health Innovations in Future Technologies), BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society), Intersect: The Stanford Journal of Science, Tech, and Society, Tau Beta Pi, and Anastomosis. In her free time, Cindy likes to take photos, draw, and travel.  
Somya Khare (
Somya is a senior from Saratoga, CA majoring in Biomedical Computation. She is interested in understanding complex systems like the microbiota and genomic landscapes using CS and biology. She works in the Huang Lab in the Department of Bioengineering and is conducting her honors thesis research on antibiotic resistance in microbial communities. On campus, she is involved in residential education and is currently on staff in Mars House. She is also student staff at the Office of Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse Education and Response. She looks forward to connecting with students in biomedical computation.



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