New Stanford ChEM-H and Neurosciences Buildings dedicated

The Stanford ChEM-H Building and the Stanford Neurosciences Building are part of a new research complex dedicated to improving human health. (Kate Chesley)

On Feb. 11, Stanford ChEM-H and Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute hosted a scientific symposium, CONNECT, to celebrate the official dedication of the new ChEM-H and Neurosciences Buildings. More than 300 faculty and students attended, representing departments in engineering, medicine and the sciences.

The buildings, located at 290 Jane Stanford Way, are strategically juxtaposed, yet interconnected by walkways and bridges, and act as a new gateway connecting the schools of medicine, engineering, and humanities and sciences.

The roughly 235,000-square-foot, four-story complex provides space for work, study and social activity, including a suite of community labs. Longtime university donors William and Sophy Ding made a foundational gift for the Stanford ChEM-H Building and anonymous donors supported the Stanford Neurosciences Building.

As a highly interdisciplinary hub for the campus-wide research communities of Stanford ChEM-H and the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, the work taking place in the two buildings aims to accelerate the pace of discovery in the life sciences.

“As a neuroscientist myself, I know how critical it is to have the space for cross-disciplinary collaboration,” said Stanford President MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE, who was among the speakers at the dedication event.

The new complex also provides students and scholars a place to work across disciplines with the help of domain experts and cutting-edge scientific tools to make discoveries toward transforming our understanding of human health.

“This complex embodies a spirit of scientific collaboration and community,” said JEFF RAIKES, chair of Stanford’s Board of Trustees. “The young scholars and scientists trained within these walls will go out and serve the world. And will take with them the values of interdisciplinary collaboration instilled in them here.”

Read more about the new complex in Stanford Report.