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Craig Thomas received his BS from the University of Indianapolis in 1995 and received his PhD from Syracuse University in 2000. Dr. Thomas then undertook post-doctoral work in the laboratory of Dr. Sidney Hecht where he earned a fellowship through the American Cancer Society. In 2003, Dr. Thomas moved the NIH where he currently serves as the chemistry technology section group leader at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). His team examines the production of novel screening libraries, the development of biologically active small molecules, the association of phenotype to pharmacology, phenotypic screening of mechanistically annotated small-molecule libraries, the development of novel drug combinations and the progression of agents into advanced preclinical or clinical studies.