David Crawford, PhD

David has had a wide-ranging scientific background, and prides himself on the context and detail this brings to his experimental and project designs.

David grew up in Jackson, and later attended Michigan State University, where he earned BS degrees in Biochemistry and Chemistry, with a minor in Spanish. His undergraduate research included work in Pharmacology, Biology, and Ecology.

David earned a PhD in Chemical Biology from Colorado State University, where his primary work was in engineering and characterizing novel RNA-binding proteins (https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acschembio.6b00145, https://academic.oup.com/nar/article/46/13/6401/5046099). He also worked on enzymatic nanoparticle formation (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4785824/) and developing novel library screening methods (manuscript in preparation).

David is excited to be back in Jackson, and especially enjoys hiking, skiing, and pub trivia events.