Douglas Crawford, Ph.D., is the Director of Industry Alliances and Associate Executive Director of QB3 (the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences). 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 has created and manages the first incubator within the University of California, the QB3 Garage. More broadly, Crawford acts as a "knowledge broker" between the three QB3 campuses (UC San Francisco, Berkeley, and Santa Cruz) and the wider bio-pharmaceutical industry. He is also the Board member of Pacific BioPharma (observer), Chair of the UCSF Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute Virtual Home program, a member of UC Steering Committee for UC-India, and a Board Member of the BayBio Institute. Previously, he was the executive director of the UC San Francisco (UCSF) Innovation Accelerator, a group dedicated to stimulating entrepreneurship on the UCSF campus. Crawford received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at UCSF.