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Craig M Crews Ph.D.

Lewis B. Cullman Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; Executive Director, Yale Molecular Discovery Center

Biographical Info

Craig Crews received his B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Virginia and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Harvard University. After postdoctoral training in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard, Dr. Crews joined the faculty of Yale University, where he is the Lewis B. Cullman Professor in the Departments of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Chemistry and Pharmacology. Since 2003, Dr. Crews has served as Executive Director of the Yale Center for Small Molecule Discovery. In addition to a Donaghue Foundation Young Investigator Award, Dr. Crews has received a Burroughs-Wellcome New Investigator Award, a CapCURE Research Award, the Friedrich Wilhem Bessel Award from the Humboldt Foundation and named an Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar in Aging. In 2005, Dr. Crews was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.


International Activity

  • Visiting Professor- University of Konstanz
    Konstanz, Germany   (2010 - 2013)
    Guest Professor, University of Konstanz
  • Chemical Biology
    Dortmund, Germany  
    Sabbatical supported by Bessel Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany

Education & Training

B.A.
University of Virginia (1986)
Ph.D.
Harvard University (1992)
Cancer Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard University, Chemistry and Chemical Biology  (1993 - 1995)

Honors & Recognition

  • Guest Professor
    University of Konstanz (2010)
  • Lewis B. Cullman Professor of MCDB
    Yale University (2010)
  • New Investigator Award
    Burroughs Wellcome Fund (1996)
  • New Investigator Award
    Donaghue Foundation (1996)
  • Bessel Research Award
    Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2006)
  • Arthur Greer Memorial Prize for Outstanding Junior Faculty Member in the Social or Natural Sciences
    Yale University (1999)
  • CaPCURE Research Prize
    Assoc. for the Cure of Cancer of the Prostate (1996)
  • Entrepreneur of the Year 2013
    Connecticut United for Research Excellence (CURE) (2013)
  • Fellow
    Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) (2005)
  • Senior Scholar in Aging
    Ellison Medical Foundation (2011)
  • Fellow
    American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (2014)
  • UCB-Ehrllich Award for Excellence in Medicinal Chemistry
    European Federation of Medicinal Chemistry (2014)

Professional Service

  • Chemistry & Biology (7/1/2007)
  • Member, Chemistry & Biology (7/1/2001)
  • Member, Molecular and Cellular Proteomics (7/1/2001)
  • Member, ChemBioChem (10/1/2010)

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