Al Crumbliss

Bishop-MacDermott Family Professor of Chemistry (2008 - 2013)

Professor Crumbliss is an inorganic chemist who studies the reactivity patterns of metals and their various compounds, including metalloproteins. He and his students and collaborators have developed models for how iron is mobilized in the environment by microbes and how these microbes use and store this essential nutrient. They have also studied iron acquisition by humans and bacterial pathogens in the human host, and the relationship of these processes to human health and disease. Dr. Crumbliss integrates his research with teaching and has opened his laboratory to researchers from high school students to international faculty.