Craig M Crews, PhD

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

Departments & Organizations

Center for RNA Science and Medicine, Yale

Developmental Therapeutics

Developmental Therapeutics

Diabetes Research Center

Pharmacology: Secondary Faculty

Postnatal Development & Regeneration

Stem Cell Center, Yale: Stem Cells and Tissue Repair

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development


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.

Education & Training

PhD Harvard University, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (1992)
BA University of Virginia, Chemistry (1986)
Cancer Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellow Harvard University

Honors & Recognition

  • Bessel Research AwardAlexander von Humboldt Foundation (2006)

  • Guest ProfessorUniversity of Konstanz (2010)

  • FellowRoyal Society of Chemistry (UK) (2005)

  • UCB-Ehrllich Award for Excellence in Medicinal ChemistryEuropean Federation of Medicinal Chemistry (2014)

  • New Investigator AwardBurroughs Wellcome Fund (1996)

  • CaPCURE Research PrizeAssoc. for the Cure of Cancer of the Prostate (1996)

  • Senior Scholar in AgingEllison Medical Foundation (2011)

  • FellowAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (2014)

  • New Investigator AwardDonaghue Foundation (1996)

  • Entrepreneur of the Year 2013Connecticut United for Research Excellence (CURE) (2013)

  • Lewis B. Cullman Professor of MCDBYale University (2010)

  • Arthur Greer Memorial Prize for Outstanding Junior Faculty Member in the Social or Natural SciencesYale University (1999)

Professional Service

  • Editorial Advisory Board ChemBioChem (2010)

  • Editor Chemistry & Biology (2007)

  • Editorial Board Chemistry & Biology (2001)

  • Editorial Board Molecular and Cellular Proteomics (2001)

  • Executive Director Yale Center for Small Molecule Discovery (2003)

International Activity

  • Visiting Professor- University of Konstanz Konstanz, Germany (2010 - 2013)

    Guest Professor, University of Konstanz

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Contact Info

Craig M Crews, PhD
Lab Location
Kline Biology Tower
219 Prospect Street, Ste Room 442

New Haven, CT 06511
Mailing Address
Dept. of MCDB / KBT 400Yale University
P.O. Box 208103

New Haven, CT 06520-8103

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