Craig M Crews Ph.D.

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

Departments & Organizations

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

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental BiologyStem Cell Center, Yale: Stem Cells and Tissue RepairDevelopmental TherapeuticsCenter for RNA Science and Medicine, YalePostnatal Development & RegenerationPharmacologyDiabetes Research CenterDevelopmental Therapeutics


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.


  • B.A., University of Virginia , 1986
  • Ph.D., Harvard University , 1992

Selected Publication

  • Hines J, Gough JD, Corson TW, Crews CM. Posttranslational protein knockdown coupled to receptor tyrosine kinase activation with phosphoPROTACs. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. (2013), May 28; 110(22):8942-7.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Guest Professor(2010) , University of Konstanz