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Ruth W. Craig, PhD

Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Pharmacology & Toxicology

Pomona College, BA 1974
Boston University, MA 1980
SUNY - Buffalo, PHD 1984

Immunology Program
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Program
Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine


Contact Information:

HB 7650, Remsen
Geisel School of Medicine
Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Hanover NH 03755

Office: Remsen 512A
Phone: 603-650-1657
Fax: 603-650-1188
Email: ruth.craig@dartmouth.edu

Assistant: Cheryl A. Bush
Asst. Phone: 603-650-1101
Asst. Email: Cheryl.A.Bush@Dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests:

• Control of cell viability by apoptosis-regulating genes such as Mcl-1.

• Causes of human mortality as they have evolved over the last several centuries.

Courses Taught:

Endocrinology Sections of Medical Pharmacology


Dr. Ruth Craig received her B.S. in Zoology from Pomona College. She completed M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Pharmacology at, respectively, Boston University Medical School and the State University of New York. After postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School, she moved to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. In 2016, she earned the credential of Certified Genealogist® from the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

Mentoring Information:

Currently mentoring Dartmouth undergraduates.

Selected Publications:


  • R. Craig, Why Did the 1918 Flu Kill So Many Otherwise Healthy Young Adults? Smithsonianmag (https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/why-did-1918-flu-kill-so-many-otherwise-healthy-young-adults-180967178/#k6wFzFTKWBGS3f08.01)

  • R. Craig, What Happened to the Jewish Infantryman? He Fought for Germany in World War I But Was He Able to Ship Out Before the Holocaust? Avotaynu 37 (Fall 2016): 49–52.

  • M.A. Bewley, J. A. Preston, M. Mohasin, H. M. Marriott, R. C. Budd, J. Swales, P. Collini, D. R. Greaves, R. W. Craig, C. E. Brightling, L. E. Donnelly, P. J. Barnes, D. Singh, S. D. Shapiro, M. K. B. Whyte, D. H. Dockrell Impaired Mitochondrial Microbicidal Responses in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Macrophages. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 196 (October 2017): 845–855 (view details on MedLine)

  • E. H. Kim, B. Nelder, J. Gui, R. W. Craig, and M. Suresh Mcl-1 Regulates Effector and Memory CD8 T-cell Differentiation During Acute Viral Infection. Virology 490 (March 2016): 75–82 (view details on MedLine)