MAJ Stephen Crimmins, PhD

Government Research Panel

Job Title: Plans and Operations Deputy

Current Employer: United States Army Institute of Chemical Defense


  • Postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (2008)

  • Ph.D. in Neuroscience, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (2008)

  • B.S. in Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (2001)


MAJ Crimmins left academia in 2008 to follow an alternative career path. In 2010 became a direct commission Army Captain and began an exciting career as an Active Duty Army Biochemist. His career has consisted of designing and implementing laboratories and science programs.

In Landstuhl, Germany MAJ Crimmins departed from research to design and implement an ISO 9001, ISO 17025, and ISO 14001 registered vector-borne disease surveillance laboratory that served Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. In his El Paso, TX assignment, he returned to research by running the William Beaumont Army Medical Center’s Bench Research Laboratory and assisted residents with their research requirements. At the Institute for Surgical Research in San Antonio, TX, MAJ Crimmins developed a new department and scientific program as the Task Area Manager for the Battlefield Pain Research Group. His current position in Aberdeen, MD is Operations Deputy at the US Army Institute of Chemical Defense where he provides oversight and planning for taskings, events, and meetings for the institute.

MAJ Crimmins enjoys the challenges of being an Active Duty Army Scientist. In the near future he plans to join an Army fellowship program that will lead him to an assignment in medical project management.

Most useful skill sets acquired from/for your field:

  • Creative and critical thinking

  • Customer service

  • Editing

What I love most about my job:

Every day I feel that I am contributing directly to important translational biomedical research that will impact lives.

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