About this blog

“Notes from the Quad” offers periodic thoughts from Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell on current issues at Stanford. Guest posts from other campus leaders will appear here from time to time, as well.

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Marc Tessier-Lavigne

About Marc Tessier-Lavigne

Pioneering neuroscientist, biotech executive and academic leader, Marc Tessier-Lavigne became Stanford University’s eleventh president in September 2016.

Persis Drell

About Persis Drell

As the chief academic and budgetary officer of Stanford, Provost Drell oversees the university’s instructional and research programs and coordinates campus administrative and support functions with academic purposes.