Jennifer Cochran, PhD

Jennifer Cochran, PhD

Chief Scientist 

Dr. Cochran serves in the role of Chief Scientist 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 Shriram Chair of Bioengineering, and Associate Professor of Bioengineering and (by courtesy) Chemical Engineering. She also serves as the Director of the Stanford/NIH Biotechnology predoctoral training program and co-Director of the Stanford/NIST predoctoral training program. 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 over 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals and is named as an inventor on over 35 patent applications.