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Gregory E. Crawford

Professor in Pediatrics
Pediatrics, Medical Genetics
Box 3382 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Room 2111 Ciemas, Durham, NC 27708


My primary research interest is understanding how the genome is regulated.  The human genome contains approximately 25,000 genes, which are encoded in ~2% of the genome. The overarching goal of my research program is to identify and characterize how these genes are turned on and off in different cell types, tissues, development states, environmental responses, diseases, and individuals. By understanding where all gene regulatory elements are located, how they work to regulate gene expression, and how non-coding variants within these regions affect function, my research program can address a number of important basic and clinical questions.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor in Pediatrics · 2020 - Present Pediatrics, Medical Genetics, Pediatrics
Associate Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology · 2015 - Present Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Basic Science Departments
Affiliate of the Duke Regeneration Center · 2021 - Present Duke Regeneration Center, Basic Science Departments

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor · 2001 Ph.D.