Douglas Crawford, Ph.D., is the Associate Director of QB3 (the California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research): a research institute that brings together more than 200 faculty on the UCSF, UC Berkeley, and UC Santa Cruz campuses. His goal is to help stimulate economic growth in the State of California by promoting cross-discipline academic research and then accelerating the transfer of the resulting innovations to the market. For instance, he created and manages the first incubator within the University of California, the QB3 Garage@UCSF, QB3 Mission Bay Incubator Network, and QB3 Garage@Berkeley. Together these incubators have helped launch 29 companies. Crawford is also a founder and Managing Director of Mission Bay Capital, an $8.5 M seed-stage venture fund seeks to make pivotal early-stage investments in bioscience companies emerging from the UC. He is a board member of the BayBio Institute and BioE2E; and a board observer for Redwood Biosciences. Crawford received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at UCSF.