Doctor Elizabeth "Betsy" Crouch" is a neuroscientist, a vascular biologist, and a physician in Neonatal-Perinatal medicine. She is an Assistant Professor in residence at University of California, San Francisco. Her lab studies how brain blood vessels grow and interact with other brain cells. In part, this interest is inspired by germinal matrix hemorrhage. This feared complication of prematurity currently has no disease-modifying treatments, and changing the trajectory for these patients is one of her passions. Her lab's research revolves around defining the stages of vascular stem cells in the developing brain and understanding the mechanisms that regulate their functions. This knowledge is then applied to produce novel technologies and therapeutic strategies for different brain hemorrhages in neonatal and pediatric patients. Dr. Crouch completed her MD/PhD degrees at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and then moved to UCSF for residency and fellowship. Outside of work, she hustles to keep up with her boy/girl twins and enjoys rare moments of relaxation with her husband.