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Jennifer Cochran

Jennifer Cochran

Shriram Chair of Bioengineering, and by Courtesy, of Chemical Engineering

Role: Director  

Professor Cochran is the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies in the Department of Bioengineering and the Director of the NIH Biotechnology Training Grant. Professor Cochran is a recognized leader in the field of biotechnology, particularly with its applications to problems related to human health. While a graduate student in Chemistry at MIT, Professor Cochran participated in a similar program which introduced her to other fields, including bioengineering. The positive impact of this training experience on her career path has inspired her to help future generations of students achieve similar exposure to interdisciplinary fields related to biotechnology.


Fan Yang

Fan Yang

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and of Bioengineering

Role:  Co-Director, Diversity Officer

 


Drew Endy

Drew Endy

Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering

Role: Education and Societal Implications/impact

Under the leadership of professor Endy, we have launched a new Industrial Affiliates program that we call the "Stanford Bioengineering Forum." Via the forum we enable leaders from industry to join with our students on campus in "fireside chats", workshops, and other events to discuss lessons learned and, importantly, to identify what critical unmet needs or emerging opportunities exist in the biotechnology sector. Professor Endy's efforts will further the mission of industry engagement in our Biotechnology Training Program.


Christina Smolke

Christina Smolke

Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering

ROLE: Industry/External Liaison

Professor Smolke is the Associate Chair of Education in the Department of Bioengineering and is instrumental in directing the educational mission of the training program. She is also a key point of contact, facilitating connections amongst admissions, the training program, and diversity candidates during the graduate recruitment process


Carolyn Bertozzi

Carolyn Bertozzi

Professor, Department of Chemistry

ROLE: Stanford Connections 

Professor Bertozzi was recruited to Stanford from UC Berkeley where she built and managed a highly successful NIH training grant in Chemical Biology. She is among first faculty to join the new Stanford ChEM-H (Chemistry, Engineering, Medicine for Human Health) Institute. Professor Bertozzi will serve as a critical advisor to build connection between our training program and the broader university.


Dana Andersen

Chief Technical & Manufacturing Officer, Denali Therapeutics

ROLE: Industry Liaison, former trainee

To further enrich our training program and ensure program continuity, we are pleased to retain Dr. Dana Andersen as a steering committee member. He  has extensive industry experience and contacts, having worked in management roles at Genentech for 23 years, prior to his current role at Denali Therapeutics.  He was also one of the early trainees in the Stanford NIH Biotechnology Training Program, completing his Ph.D. in 1994.


Kevin Grimes

Kevin Grimes

Professor (Teaching) of Chemical & Systems BIology, Co-Director of SPARK Program

ROLE: Translational Biotechnology

 


Eric Appel

Eric Appel

Assistant Professor of Material Science & Engineering and, by courtesty, of BIoengineering and of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

ROLE: Professor Perspectives


K. Dane Wittrup

K. Dane Wittrup

Carbon P. Dubbs Professor in Chemical Engineering and Biological Engineering; Associate Director for Engineering, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research

ROLE: External Program Advisor