Areas of Expertise:
Business & the Labor Force - Women in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workforce.
Sciences, Technology & Engineering - Neuroscience, learning and memory, educational best practices, women in science.
Jennifer L. Raymond, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Associate Dean, Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, at Stanford University School of Medicine. She received her BA in Mathematics from Williams College, her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco. The goal of her research is to understand the algo-rithms the brain uses to learn. This work will inform the design of machines with computing and learning capac-ity more closely approximating humans, and will inform efforts to optimize learning and other brain functions in health and in neural circuits damaged by injury or disease. Dr. Raymond, a devoted teacher, has initiated a number of programs at Stanford to improve graduate education and training outcomes, for which she was awarded the Graduate Teaching Award for the Stanford School of Medicine and the Stanford Biosciences Excellence in Diversity Award. As a member of the Education Committee and the Committee on Neuroscience Departments and Programs of the Society for Neuroscience, she has worked on best practices in scientific training at the national level. Her work as Associate Dean focuses on redesigning the faculty career track to attract the next generation of scientists.