Rapping Professor – Mad scientist behind songs about science
Greg Crowther, a former PhD student in PBIO, has always enjoyed combining science and music. As a graduate student with Kevin Conley, Greg was famous for his musical renditions of the energetics of muscle contraction. Now, as a faculty member in the Department of Medicine, Greg studies malaria prevention, but he has not lost his love of music and how it can be used to inspire others to become medical researchers, as this story from KING5 illustrates. Recently, his rap song – Money 4Drugz! – won First Prize in the 2011 UW Pocketmedia Film Festival. Greg’s songs for teaching, learning and fun endeavor is supported by a National Science Foundation-funded pilot project called Undergraduate Biology Education — Songs for Teaching (UBEST).