The Clark Center is at the core of a broad-based interdisciplinary initiative at Stanford, called Bio-X. Bio-X will bring together researchers from the biosciences, physical sciences and engineering to focus on interdisciplinary biomedical research. The past two years have seen tremendous growth in the Bio-X program. Construction of the 225,000-square-foot Clark Center is underway. When occupied in 2003, the center will accommodate about 50 faculty from a wide range of disciplines. Mr. Clark`s initial $90 million gift will allow us to continue to build this vital center and accelerate important interdisciplinary research at Stanford.
Most of the activities planned for Bio-X and the Clark Center will be unaffected by the recent federal decisions. As Channing Robertson, co-director of Bio-X and Professor of Chemical Engineering, points out, stem cell research is only one component of a much broader vision for the program. ``The Bio-X executive committee is considering a number of research areas: molecular biophysics, proteomics, genomics, microbial biology, complex systems and neurosciences, biocomputation, biodesign, robotics, and molecular and cellular imaging,`` he reports.
Paul Berg, a professor emeritus in the Department of Biochemistry and winner of the 1980 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his pioneering work with recombinant DNA, observed that ``Stanford`s efforts in
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