Simon Gregory, PhD named Margaret Harris and David Silverman Distinguished Professor

This spring, 18 faculty members in the Duke University School of Medicine will be awarded distinguished professorships. The new distinguished professors will be honored at the annual distinguished professorship event on May 23.   

In total, 32 new distinguished professors across Duke University were approved by the Board of Trustees in February. 

Distinguished professorships are awarded to faculty who have demonstrated extraordinary scholarship in advancing science and improving human health.


Margaret Harris and David Silverman Distinguished Professor 

Simon Gregory, PhD, is a tenured professor and director of the Brain Tumor Omics Program in the Duke Department of Neurosurgery, vice chair of research in the Department of Neurology, and director of the Molecular Genomics Core at the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute. He elucidates the mechanisms underlying multi-factorial diseases using genetic, genomic, and epigenetic approaches. His primary research addresses disease development and progression in brain tumors and Alzheimer’s disease, white matter injury repair in multiple sclerosis, and social and behavioral response to oxytocin treatment in animal models of autism.  


Congratulations Simon!