Anna M. Crumbley is a graduate student in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Rice University. Her research focuses on understanding and engineering metabolic and system pathways for the utilization of abundant and sustainable feedstocks as well as the development and optimization of biological platforms for the production of organic molecules with applications in fuel, chemical, and pharmaceutical production.
She gained previous research experience as an undergraduate by participating in a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU) at Clemson University and several semesters in the Metabolic Engineering/Systems and Synthetic Biology Laboratory at The University of Alabama. Her work at UA contributed to a publication in the campus student journal JOSHUA.
She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Rice University and received a B.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering from The University of Alabama.


  • 2020 (Expected) – Rice University, PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

  • 2015 – The University of Alabama, BS in Chemical Engineering 


Anna Crumbley

PhD student

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Rice University 

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