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Erika J Crosby

Assistant Professor in Surgery
Surgery, Surgical Sciences
203 Research Drive, MSRB1 Box 2606, Durham, NC 27710
MSRB1 Room 288, Durham, NC 27710


Dr. Crosby received her PhD in Immunology from the University of Pennsylvania where she used models of chronic infection to understand how the immune system causes damage to healthy tissue. She arrived at Duke for a postdoctoral fellowship where she applied this knowledge to test new therapies that bypass this immune system regulation to treat breast cancer. Dr. Crosby remained at Duke to start her own research program in 2021.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor in Surgery · 2021 - Present Surgery, Surgical Sciences, Surgery
Assistant Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology · 2023 - Present Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Basic Science Departments
Assistant Professor in Integrative Immunobiology · 2024 - Present Integrative Immunobiology, Basic Science Departments
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute · 2023 - Present Duke Cancer Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Pennsylvania · 2014 Ph.D.
Bucknell University · 2009 B.S.