Andrew “Andy” Crofton joined the ADU team in 2015. He earned a BA in Chemistry and Religion with a concentration in Biomedical Studies from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, and subsequently began a Master’s program in Human Anatomy at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, CA. Andy discovered his love of teaching and caught the so-called “research bug” during his time in the Master’s program, which led him to pursue and subsequently earn a Ph.D. in Human Anatomy. Andy’s research experience includes topics in Alzheimer’s disease and associated vascular abnormalities, the biopolymer chitosan, nitrogen plasma sterilization and depyrogenation of biomaterials, hemostasis, drug delivery, cancer immunotherapy, and neurobiology of transition metals. His research has resulted in many peer-reviewed publications and presentations as well as 4 patents. Andy loves research for the joy of discovery and helping others. Andy also loves teaching and is passionate about teaching in a clear, engaging manner. He has experience in teaching human anatomy to medical, physician assistant, and nurse anesthetist students. He has also mentored a number of junior graduate, summer medical, and undergraduate students in the research laboratory. He will be teaching the Gross Anatomy and Neuroscience I courses for the PT students at ADU in addition to helping teach the Research courses and advising students and other faculty on research projects. Community service is very important to Andy so he plans to continue serving his local and global community through various avenues. In his spare time, Andy enjoys spending time with his wife (Rhea Eva), dog (Bolt), and 2 cats (Linus and Taffy). Andy and Rhea Eva especially enjoy doing outdoor activities with Bolt.