Crystal Hepp

Assistant Professor Hepp's Portrait

Assistant Professor, SICCS

Phone: 928-523-7406

School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems (Bldg #90)
Office #210
1295 S. Knoles Drive
PO Box 5693
Flagstaff, AZ 86011


Assistant Professor Hepp is primarily interested in the molecular evolution and epidemiology of biomedically-relevant bacteria and viruses. Her work at NAU involves studying intra-patient evolution of Burkholderia pseudomallei, geographic and temporal distribution of Coxiella burnetti and Bacillus anthracis, as well as development of a pipeline to achieve strain level resolution in metagenomics analysis.


  • PhD, Molecular Biology, Arizona State University
  • BS, Microbiology, Montana State University, Bozeman