James Spudich, left, and Steven Chu provide a proof of concept for what would later become Bio-X
Supported by the success of their personal long-standing collaboration, they convene a group of like-minded faculty who envision a program to link the faculty and students of multiple departments with the goal of sharing information and inspiring new and imaginative research projects.
A faculty steering committee is created to provide strategic leadership and direction to Bio-X. Key members include William Mobley, Sharon Long, Jean-Claude Latombe, Lucy Shapiro, Richard Zare, Steve Chu, Jim Spudich, Charles Kruger, Michael Levitt, Harvey Cohen, Chaitan Khosla, and Channing Robertson.
Today more than 600 faculty and thousands of other scientists across campus are connected and are conducting collaborative research.