Elahé Crockett, PhD, MSc

Elahé  Crockett
  • Professor
  • Program Director of REPID Program
  • Division of Cardiology
  • Academic Address: 788 Service Road, B421, East Lansing, MI 48823
  • Academic: 517-432-8653

Academic Support Staff: Chris Bott

REPID Support Staff: Nancy Kelly


Dr. Crockett has been a research scientist, educator and administrator throughout her career. She received a BS degree in Medical Technology, and after working for WHO (World Health Organization) and in a children's hospital Pathology Department, she pursued a Master's degree in Clinical Laboratory Pathology. She then studied for a Ph.D. degree in Human Anatomy followed by an NIH (National Institutes of Health) Post-Doctoral Fellowship training in Immunopathology under the mentorship of two physician scientists. She has had an independently funded research program from 1991-2008 working in the areas of leukocyte biology, inflammation and reperfusion induced-tissue injury. She has trained many undergraduate/graduate students, medical professionals in biomedical research, and served as a major thesis advisor, and research advisory committee member. Additionally, she has administrative experience working with medical professionals, graduate students, and academic staff. She has developed undergraduate, graduate, and advanced courses in medical/biomedical sciences, and directed the Master's Program in the Department of Surgery at the College of Human Medicine (CHM). Further, she developed and directed an integrated M.D./Ph.D. Program at CHM (2007-2010). Dr. Crockett has a unique combination of 35 years of experience in clinical pathology, basic biomedical science, as well as administrative skills. Moreover, she has a passion for fine art and sports, and enjoys painting or playing volleyball/tennis during her leisure time.

Dr. Crockett’s research interests lie in inflammation and tissue injury: reperfusion induced-tissue injury, leukocyte biology, neutrophil activation/signal transduction, cytokines, adhesion molecules, and cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway. Further, she has a passion for biomedical research training and teaching.



Graduate: Masters of Science in Clinical Laboratory Pathology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Doctorate: Ph.D. in Anatomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Fellowship: NIH Fellowship in Immunopathology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

REPID Program

Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health Researchers (REPID)

The REPID Program through support from the National Institutes of Health- National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NIH-NHLBI), provides a short term research training and enrichment experience for Michigan State University undergraduate/graduate/medical health professional students from under-represented, minority, and disadvantaged (URMD) groups. The goal is to inspire these students to pursue research careers in health-related areas of Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Hematologic disciplines.

The REPID Program is designed to increase the number and diversity of researchers in health-related research by providing an inspiring and supportive environment for accomplishment and advancement. Our inspiration is to challenge the existing problem of diversity and health disparities in Biomedical/Clinical Research and Clinical Practice, and to foster career development for motivated individuals from URMD students at Michigan State University.


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