Donna Crenshaw

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor of Pathology
  • Associate Dean for Basic Science in the School of Medicine
  • Executive Team Member of Duke Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine

Contact Information


  • Ph.D. Duke University, 1993
  • Ph.D. Duke University, School of Medicine, 1993
  • M.H.A. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2013

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Lutz, Michael W., Donna Crenshaw, Kathleen A. Welsh-Bohmer, Daniel K. Burns, and Allen D. Roses. “New Genetic Approaches to AD: Lessons from APOE-TOMM40 Phylogenetics.” Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep 16, no. 5 (May 2016): 48.
  • Crenshaw, Donna G., Karen Asin, William K. Gottschalk, Zhifeng Liang, Nanyin Zhang, and Allen D. Roses. “Effects of low doses of pioglitazone on resting-state functional connectivity in conscious rat brain.” PLoS One 10, no. 2 (2015): e0117973.
  • Budur, Kumar, Ferenc Martenyi, Kathleen A. Welsh-Bohmer, Daniel K. Burns, Carl Chiang, Janet O’Neil, Grant Runyan, et al. “A Pharmacogenetics Supported Clinical Trial to Delay Onset of Mild Cognitive Impairment due to Alzheimer's Disease Using Low Dose Pioglitazone: The Tommorrow Study.” In NEUROPSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, 39:S342–S342. NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, 2014.
  • Linnertz, Colton, Lauren Anderson, William Gottschalk, Donna Crenshaw, Michael W. Lutz, Jawara Allen, Sunita Saith, et al. “The cis-regulatory effect of an Alzheimer's disease-associated poly-T locus on expression of TOMM40 and apolipoprotein E genes.” Alzheimers Dement 10, no. 5 (September 2014): 541–51.
  • Roses, Allen D., Ann M. Saunders, Michael W. Lutz, Nanyin Zhang, Ahmad R. Hariri, Karen E. Asin, Donna G. Crenshaw, Kumar Budur, Daniel K. Burns, and Stephen K. Brannan. “New applications of disease genetics and pharmacogenetics to drug development.” Curr Opin Pharmacol 14 (February 2014): 81–89.