Jennifer Raymond, Ph.D.

Stanford University

Jennifer Raymond is a professor of neurobiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She earned a B.A. in mathematics from Williams College and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, working in the lab of Jack Byrne. She then completed postdoctoral training with Steve Lisberger at University of California, San Francisco. Raymond’s research investigates the algorithms neural circuits use to tune their performance through experience. By leveraging the experimental and analytical power of the oculomotor system of mice, the Raymond laboratory is establishing more direct, causal links between events occurring at the synaptic level, signal processing in the relevant neural circuits during the induction and expression of learning, and behavioral performance. This work has been recognized with prestigious awards, including an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, a McKnight Scholar Award, and a Klingenstein Fellowship. Raymond is also an award-winning teacher, who co-directed the Biology of Memory summer course at Cold Spring Harbor for a decade. Her work to promote diversity in the scientific workforce has been reported extensively in both scholarly journals and international news outlets, and she has served the neuroscience community in numerous capacities, including as an editor at eLife.

Current Project: Dissecting navigation and the general logic of episodic state computation

Plasticity of global brain dynamics: tunable neural integration

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