Developmental Therapeutics

Jason Michael Crawford

(Leave of absence Fall 2014) Asst Prof Chemistry and Microbial Pathogenesis

Departments & Organizations

Developmental TherapeuticsMicrobial PathogenesisChemical Biology Institute

Research Interests

Small molecule signaling; Antibiotic discovery & biosynthesis; Host-bacteria interactions; Bacterial secondary metabolism; Bacteria; Pathogen


  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 10/2007

Selected Publications

  • Crawford, J.M., Portmann, C., Zhang, X., Roeffaers, M.B.J., and Clardy, J. 2012. Small molecule perimeter defense in entomopathogenic bacteria. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 109 (27): 10821-10826.
  • Crawford, J.M., Mahlstedt, S.A., Malcolmson, S.J., Clardy, J., and Walsh, C.T. 2011. Dihydrophenylalanine: A prephenate-derived Photorhabdus luminescens antibiotic and intermediate in dihydrostilbene biosynthesis. Chem. Biol. 18: 1102-1112.
  • Crawford, J.M., Kontnik, R., and Clardy, J. 2010. Regulating alternative lifestyles in entomopathogenic bacteria. Current Biology. 20: 69-74.


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