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Jennifer Cochran, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Bioengineering & Chemical Engineering at Stanford University


Dr. Cochran is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. She is currently the Director of Graduate Studies in Bioengineering and the Director of the Stanford Biotechnology Predoctoral Training Program. Dr. Cochran received her PhD in Biological Chemistry at MIT, where she also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Biological Engineering. Her lab focuses on protein-based drug discovery and development for applications in regenerative medicine and cancer therapy, and development of new high-throughput screening technology. While on leave of absence from Stanford from 2015-2017, she served in the role of Chief Scientific Officer at Lagunita Biosciences, a healthcare investment company and incubator that creates and grows early stage companies to commercialize impactful translational science. During this time, she co-founded several companies, including xCella Biosciences and Nodus Therapeutics, and has served in various executive roles in these organizations.

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