Matthew Crawford

Crawford, Matthew A.

Primary Appointment

Assistant Research Professor, Medicine: Infectious Diseases and International Health


  • BS, Biotechnology, Montana State University
  • PhD, Microbiology, University of Virginia
  • Research Fellowship, , University of Colorado

Contact Information

PO Box 801340
345 Crispell Drive, MR-6, Rm 1704
Charlotesville, Virginia 22908
Telephone: 434-924-5267
Fax: 434-924-0075

Research Disciplines

Infectious Diseases/Biodefense

Research Interests

Mechanisms of antimicrobial action and microbial strategies of resistance.

Research Description

My current research includes investigations into the emergence and dissemination of antibiotic resistance among bacterial pathogens. Especially interesting are novel examinations regarding how modifications of lipid A that confer colistin resistance impact the function and spread of other clinically relevant resistance determinants such as carbapenemases. My research also includes the development of antimicrobial, chemokine-derived peptides for use as immunostimulatory-antibiotic peptides to treat infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacterial pathogens. Additionally, as part of a collaborative effort, I am also working to develop genotypic / phenotypic diagnostic platforms to identify antibiotic resistance and inform empirical treatment.

Selected Publications