MacMillan-Crow Laboratory

Research Team

Group photo of Dr. MacMillan-Crow's lab

Lee Ann MacMillan-Crow, Ph.D.Lee Ann MacMillan-Crow, Ph.D. (Principal Investigator)

Dr. MacMillan-Crow received her PhD (Pharmacology/Toxicology) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1994 and moved to UAMS in 2003. She has served as primary mentor to 10 graduate students and served on 18 dissertation committees.




Julia Tobacyk, B.S.Julia Tobacyk, B.S. (Ph.D. Candidate)

Julia Tobacyk received her B.S. in Biological Science and Chemistry from Louisiana Tech University May 2014. She is a third year graduate student in the Pharmacology program and is mentored by Dr. MacMillan-Crow. Julia is a trainee in the Systems Pharmacology and Toxicology T32 (SPaT) Training Program.




Grisma KCGrishma KC, B.S. (Research Technician)

Grishma received her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is a Research Technician in the Pharmacology and Toxicology Department.




Past Graduates


Stephen Shrum, Ph.D.

Stephen Shrum received his B.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from Hendrix College May 2014. He received his Ph.D. in 2020 under the co-mentorship of Dr. MacMillan-Crow and Dr. Rusch. Stephen is a former trainee in the Systems Pharmacology and Toxicology T32 (SPaT) Training Program.



Naeem Patil, Ph.D. with faculty members


Naeem Patil, Ph.D.

Naeem Patil was mentored by Dr. Mayeux and Dr. MacMillan-Crow. He received his Ph.D. in 2014 and is now an Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University.




Tanisha Mitchell

Tanecia Mitchell, Ph.D.

Tanecia Mitchell shown with Dr. MacMillan-Crow, received her Ph.D. in 2011 and is now an Assistant professor at University of Alabama at Birmingham still focused on kidney related research.





Akira Marine, J.D., Ph.D.

Akira Marine received her Ph.D. in March 2014. She is currently working as a patent attorney.


Shankar Munusamy, Ph.D.

Shankar Munusamy received his Ph.D. in 2008 and is currently an Associate Professor at Drake University.


Danielle Cruthirds, Ph.D.

Danielle Cruthirds received her Ph.D. under the mentorship of Dr. MacMillan-Crow in 2005 from University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is currently a Professor at Samford University.