Leadership

Greg Wray

Gregory Wray, Ph.D., Director
gwray@duke.edu, Phone: (919) 684-6696

Dr. Wray is the Director of the Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology, as well as professor of Biology and of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University. Dr. Wray received his Ph.D. from Duke University, then his post-doctoral training with Dr. Rudy Raff at Indiana University and Dr. Richard Strathmann at Friday Harbor Laboratories/University of Washington. Prior to his joining the faculty of Duke University, Dr. Wray was on faculty at Stony Brook University. Dr. Wray’s research draws on methods from molecular, computational, and evolutionary biology to identify and characterize the influence of mutations that affect organismal traits of ecological significance, and aims to understand the evolutionary significance of changes in a variety of regulatory processes within populations and between species.

 

Gregory Crawford

Gregory Crawford, Ph.D., Associate Director
greg.crawford@duke.edu, Phone: (919) 684-8196

Dr. Crawford is the Associate Director of the Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology, and associate professor of Pediatrics in the Medical Genetics division at Duke University. Dr. Crawford received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2001. Afterwards, he was a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Francis Collins at the National Human Genome Research Institute, where he developed novel technologies to identify active gene regulatory elements on a genome-wide scale. He joined the Duke faculty in 2006. His research involves identifying gene regulatory elements across the genome to help understand how chromatin structure dictates cell function and fate.