Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Chair, Committee on Microbiology
The University of Chicago
Sean Crosson hails from Van Alstyne, Texas. He received his B.A. in Biology in 1996 from Earlham College and Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from the University of Chicago in 2002. From 2003 to 2005 he was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he began to investigate mechanisms bacterial sensory transduction. He is currently Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Chair of the Committee on Microbiology at the University of Chicago. Since joining the Chicago faculty in 2006, he has developed an interdisciplinary research program focused on understanding regulatory mechanisms that control bacterial cell physiology and infection biology. His studies center on the model freshwater bacterium Caulobacter crescentus and the related mammalian pathogen Brucella abortus, which is a causative agent of the global zoonotic disease, brucellosis.