Richard Gray, Ph.D.

Position and Address:

Research Scientist
Center for Learning and Memory
The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station, C7000
Austin, TX 78712-0805

512-466-4016 (cellphone)
512-475-8000 (Fax)


University of Illinois, Urbana, B.S. with Honors, Physiology & Biophysics, 1978

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Ph.D., Neuroscience, 1988

Roche Institute for Molecular Biology, Nutley, NJ, postdoc, 1989

Professional Background:

Research Assistant, Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Graduate Student, Program in Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

1987-1988 Research Associate, Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Instructor, Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Visiting Scientist, Neurosciences, Roche Institute of Molecular Biology Nutley, NJ

Assistant Professor, Division of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Research Scientist, Center for Learning and Memory, University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests:

Cellular neurophysiology– properties of neurons in the mammalian CNS.

Teaching Activities:

Lecturer in Foundations of Cellular Neurophysiology (BIOL 337)

Simulations section of Synaptic Physiology and Plasticity in the CNS

Guest lecturer in Molecular Neuroscience course

Computer Lab part of Cellular Neurophyisology Course

Member, Neurophysiology Journal Club

Other scientific skills and interests:

Electronic typesetting. I completely typeset the textbook by Johnston, D. and Wu, S. Foundations of Cellular Neurophysiology. MIT Press: Cambridge, 1995.

Computer modeling of neurons. I created simulations to produce most of the figures in the textbook mentioned above, as well as developed the computer simulation section of a cellular neurophysiology course.

Electronics for neurophysiology. I have designed, built, or modified several electronic devices used in cellular neurophysiology experiments.

Laboratory computer integration. I have played a major role in the design and implementation of computer-based electrical and optical recording systems using a variety of computer types and operating systems.

Web integration of neural simulations and database functions. I’ve written web-based frontends for neuron simulations, scientific-journal editorship functions, lab inventory, and departmental requisition systems using code written with HTML, PHP, and MySQL.

Professional Groups:

Society for Neuroscience