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The Cochran laboratory uses interdisciplinary approaches in chemistry, engineering, and biophysics to study and manipulate complex biological systems, with a focus on developing new technologies for basic science and biomedical applications. In addition, combinatorial and rational methods are used to engineer designer protein and peptide ligands for a variety of applications including wound healing, cardiac tissue engineering, and cancer imaging and therapy

Departments of Bioengineering, and (by courtesy) Chemical Engineering
Shriram Center
443 Via Ortega, Room 356
Stanford, CA 94305

news & events

Cochran lab members have won many awards. Click here to see a list..

The knottin team declared the winner of the “Grand Prize for Scientific Acclaim” from the ZEISS & Cureus Intraoperative Fluorescence Publishing Competition.

The Cochran Lab’s work is highlighted in Self Magazine.

Engineered protein therapeutic stops the spread of cancer. See the press release. NBC News | SF Chronicle. [more]

LUNGevity Foundation Research Award [more]

Wallace H. Coulter Translational Partnership Award for a new immunotherapy approach [more]

Engineered ‘molecular flashlight’ illuminates brain tumors in mice. See the press release. [more]

Review articles of interest [more]

Research Highlights

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    Engineering Growth Factor Ligand and Receptor Interactions
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    Engineering Proteins that Bind to and Inhibit Multiple Receptors
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    Engineering Proteins as Molecular Imaging Agents
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    Engineering Cystine Knot Peptides (Knottins) with Novel Molecular Recognition Properties
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