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Unpacking and collaborating in Stanford's new stem cell building

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Last fall, the country's largest stem research building opened on the medical school campus. So what's happening three months after the fact? The Peninsula Blog's Kate Johnson takes a look at that today, noting that 85 percent of the building's 550 tenants are moved in and that collaboration is already occurring:

Project proponents designed the space with collaborative, interdisciplinary research in mind, and according to [Mark Chao, a cancer stem cell biologist and Stanford medical student], their vision is already becoming reality. He especially appreciates having so many of his colleagues concentrated in a single building. He notes that meetings often bring together stem cell scientists from separate lab groups and various backgrounds to discuss questions of common interest to the field. It’s a spirit of interaction and partnership, he says, that defines Stanford.

Previously: Stanford opens Lokey Building, crown jewel of stem cell science, Lorry I. Lokey Stem Cell Research Building to open on the Stanford campus and The largest stem cell research building in the U.S.
Photo by Mark Tuschman

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