Lab Members

Meet the Crawford Lab

Students in the group come from the graduate program in Cell & Molecular Biology, through Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, through Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, and through the University Program in Genetics and Genomics. In case you are interested in a postdoc, graduate rotation, or undergraduate research, please contact Greg. Openings change frequently, and it is best to inquire. Please take the time and write about what in particular has caught your eye, and why you are interested in joining the club!

Want to learn more about the Crawford group? Feel free to contact the appropriate individual listed below depending upon your needs.

current members

Greg Crawford

Greg Crawford, Ph.D.
Principle Investigator
greg.crawford (at)

Lingyun Song

Lingyun Song
Bioinformatician II (at)

Alexias Safi

Alexias Safi
Research Analyst
alexias.safi (at)

Lee Edsall
UPGG graduat student
lee.elizabeth.edsall (at)

Nicole Clark

Nicole Clark
nicole.clark (at)

former members

Chris Frank, currently postdoctoral fellow at NIEHS;  former MGM graduate student

Gurkan Yardimci, currrently postdoctoral fellow  with Dr. William Noble at University of Washington, former CBB graduate student and postdoctoral fellow

Yoichiro Shibata, currrently postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Terry Magnuson, UNC-Chapel Hill, former UPGG graduate student

John Mayfield, currently senior manager of Corporate and Business Development at Foundation Medicine, former postdoctoral fellow

Alok Tewari, currently clinical Fellow at Dana Farber Cancer Institutem, former UPGG graduate student

Nathan Sheffield, currently assistant professor at University of Virginia school of Medicine, former CBB graduate student

Deborah Winter, currently assistant professor at Northwestern University  Feinberg School of Medicine, former CBB graduate student

Meredith Chase, currently graduate student at Northwestern University  Feinberg School of Medicine, former undergraduate student