Dr. Gray received his Bachelor’s Degree, MD, and PhD in Biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University. During his undergraduate years, Dr. Gray was honored with the Undergraduate Psychiatry Research Award, inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, and graduated summa cum laude. He has received several other prestigious awards, including the NARSAD Young Investigator Award, the Langley Porter Psychiatry Institute Resident Research Award, and the 2007 NIMH Outstanding Resident Award in Psychiatric Research for which he was one of ten individuals chosen nationally to receive this award.
In the RRTP and currently, Dr. Gray is working with Roger Nicoll, MD, as a research fellow on a project that seeks to determine how proteins encoded by schizophrenia susceptibility genes regulate glutamate receptor expression, function, and regulation. The primary methodological approach will be electrophysiology of acute slices of mouse hippocampi, specifically field recording and whole patch clamping of CA1 hippocampal synapses.
Dr. Gray has eight original publications (three as first-author), seven review articles, and four book chapters. Two of his recent articles include a featured review in Molecular Psychiatry on the future of drug discovery and schizophrenia and a review on molecular targets for treating the cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia, which was published in Schizophrenia Bulletin.