Dr. Gerald Crabtree
Science Advisory Board
Dr. Crabtree is the David Korn Professor at Stanford University and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. He is also a member of the Stanford Cancer Institute, Bio-X, and the departments of Developmental Biology and Pathology. He has been a member of the National Academy of Sciences since 1997. His scientific accomplishments include the development of synthetic ligands for investigative and therapeutic purposes, definition of critical elements of immune signaling pathways and understanding the role of chromatin regulation in human cancer.
Dr. Crabtree grew up in the West Virginia hills and coal mining country, where he developed an early interest in science and math. The Carnegie library and the books his older brother left from college played important roles in his education. He earned his B.S. in Chemistry and Mathematics from West Liberty State College and his M.D. from Temple University. While at medical school, he became interested in laboratory research and began work at Dartmouth College. He has been on the Science Advisory Board of the Curci Foundation since 2018.