John H. Crowe

Professor Emeritus


Molecular & Cellular Biology

Offices and Labs

Off campus

Profile Introduction

Cellular dehydration and freezing


1970 PhD Biology University of California, Riverside
1965 BS Biology and Chemistry Wake Forest College

Research Interests

Cellular dehydration and freezing. Intracellular water's role in maintenance of macromolecular structure and membrane integrity. Current work is on stabilization of mammalian cells during freeze-drying. The first such cells, human platelets, have been successfully freeze-dried and clinical testing is in progress.

Cellular dehydration and freezing

Specialties / Focus

Plant Biology
  • Cell and Developmental Biology
Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Cellular Responses to Toxins and Stress

Teaching Interests

Biochemical adaptation.


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