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Jennifer R. Cochran

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Bioengineering and, by courtesy, of Chemical Engineering

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Bio

Jennifer Cochran is an associate professor of bioengineering, and has a secondary appointment in chemical engineering. Her research group uses interdisciplinary approaches in chemistry, engineering, and biophysics to study complex biological systems and develop new technologies for basic science and biomedical applications. Professor Cochran's research is driven by the philosophy that in order to effectively control physiological processes it is necessary to understand the molecular mechanisms that drive these processes. Her group is interested in elucidating molecular details of receptor-mediated cell signaling events; at the same time developing protein and peptide-based tools that will allow manipulation of cellular processes on a molecular level. For biomedical applications, rational design and combinatorial methods are used to create designer protein therapeutics and diagnostic agents for applications such as regenerative medicine and cancer imaging and therapy.

Academic Appointments

Honors and Awards

  • Martin D. Abeloff Scholar Award, V Foundation (2008)
  • Hellman Faculty Scholar Award, Hellman Foundation (2008)
  • McCormick Award, McCormick Foundation (2007)
  • Mallinckrodt Faculty Scholar Award, Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation (2007)
  • Kimmel Scholars Award, Sidney Kimmel Foundation (2007)
  • Translational Partnership Award, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation (2006, 2007)
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Professional Education

Postdoctoral Fellow: MIT, Biological Engineering
Ph. D.: MIT, Biological Chemistry (2001)
B.S.: University of Delaware, Biochemistry (1995)

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

The Cochran laboratory uses interdisciplinary approaches in chemistry, engineering, and biophysics to study complex biological systems. Our main goals are to develop new technologies for basic science and biomedical applications. Clinical applications of our research involves wound healing, cardiac tissue regeneration, ocular disease, and cancer imaging and therapy. Our research is driven by the philosophy that in order to control physiological processes it is necessary to understand the molecular mechanisms that drive these processes. We are interested in elucidating molecular details of receptor-mediated cell signaling events; at the same time developing protein and peptide-based tools that will allow us to manipulate cellular processes on a molecular level. For biomedical applications, we are combining rational design and combinatorial methods to create designer protein therapeutics and diagnostic agents. Examples of our work are highlighted here: http://med.stanford.edu/ism/2013/august/flashlight.html and http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/september/metastasis-protein-therapy-092114.html.

Teaching

Courses

2014-15

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Postdoctoral Advisees

Spencer AlfordSandra DePorterJeff Glasgow

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