Questions about the graduate program in Stanford Biochemistry can be directed to

Dan Carino

Student Services and Postdoc Affairs Administrator of Biochemistry
Stanford University School of Medicine
Beckman Center, Room B400C
279 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305-5101


Graduate Admissions

The Stanford Biosciences Admissions Office, not the Department of Biochemistry, processes applications for the Ph.D. program. All materials should be uploaded electronically to the online application. Graduate Admissions only requires admitted applicants who accept the offer of admission to submit official transcripts that shows their degree conferral. Please do not send or have sent any official transcripts to us at this time.

The Biochemistry Department does not consider the GRE in the application review process.

Fee waivers might be available to you for your application to Stanford Biosciences. Please learn more here.

The Department of Biochemistry recognizes that the Supreme Court issued a ruling in June 2023 about the consideration of certain types of demographic information as part of an admission review. All applications submitted during upcoming application cycles will be reviewed in conformance with that decision.

The Department of Biochemistry welcomes graduate applications from individuals with a broad range of life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds who would contribute to our community of scholars. The review process is holistic and individualized, considering each applicant’s academic record and accomplishments, letters of recommendation, prior research experience, and admissions essays to understand how an applicant’s life experiences have shaped their past and potential contributions to their field and how they might enrich the learning community at Stanford.

Postdoctoral Positions

Please contact individual faculty members directly to inquire about the availability of postdoctoral positions in our labs.

Faculty Jobs