Jennifer Cochran, PhD

Jennifer Cochran, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Cochran is currently on leave of absence from Stanford University to serve in the role of Chief Scientific Officer of Lagunita Biosciences. Favoring innovation over iteration, she encourages and helps guide Lagunita portfolio companies to develop technologies that push boundaries and are disruptive.  At Stanford, she is the Hitachi America Faculty Scholar Associate Professor of Bioengineering and (by courtesy) Chemical Engineering. Her expertise spans protein-based drug discovery and development for applications in oncology, regenerative medicine, and ophthalmology, and development of new technology for high-throughput protein analysis and engineering. Dr. Cochran obtained her Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Biological Engineering. She has received the National Cancer Institute Howard Temin Award, the Martin D. Abeloff Scholar Award from the V Foundation for Cancer Research, an American Cancer Society Research Scholar Award, and a Sidney Kimmel Scholar Award. She was also named the 47th Mallinckrodt Faculty Scholar from the Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation. Dr. Cochran has published close to 70 papers in journals and is named as an inventor on over 30 patent applications.