Craig J. Thomas, Ph.D.
Craig Thomas serves as the group leader of chemistry technologies at the NIH Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). Dr. Thomas uses high-throughput technologies to make novel discoveries at the interface of chemistry and biology. His research interests include the production of novel screening libraries, the development of biologically active small molecules, the association of phenotype to pharmacology, the phenotypic screening of mechanistically annotated small molecule libraries, the development of novel drug combinations, and the progression of agents into advanced pre-clinical and clinical studies.
Selected Recent Publications
- Cancer Cell. 31(6): 833-843.e5, 2017. [ Journal Article ]
- Cancer Discov. [Epub ahead of print], 2017. [ Journal Article ]
- Cell Death Dis. 7(12): e2492, 2016. [ Journal Article ]
- Oncogene. 35(48): 6223-6234, 2016. [ Journal Article ]
- Sci Rep. 6: 37741, 2016. [ Journal Article ]
Craig Thomas received his B.S. from the University of Indianapolis in 1995 and his Ph.D. from Syracuse University in 2000. He then completed postdoctoral work in the laboratories of Sidney Hecht, where he earned a fellowship through the American Cancer Society. In 2003, Thomas joined NIH as director of the chemical biology core at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. In 2007, he moved to the NIH Chemical Genomics Center, which was supported by the National Human Genome Research Institute. The center now is supported by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and is called the NCATS Chemical Genomics Center. He is an adjunct member of the National Cancer Institute’s Chemical Biology Laboratory and an adjunct associate professor at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and the Temple University School of Medicine. Thomas is an editor of Current Protocols in Chemical Biology and a member of the SciFinder (Chemical Abstracts Service) advisory board. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, is an inventor on more than 15 patents and has given numerous invited lectures.