Simon Gregory, PhD

Simon Gregory, PhD

Professor in Neurology Research Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Member of Duke Molecular Physiology Institute

CONTACT INFORMATION
Carmichael Building
919 684 0726
simon.gregory@duke.edu

Dr. Gregory is a tenured Professor and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Neurology at Duke University and Director of the Molecular Genomics Core at the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute (DMPI). As a neurogenomicist, Dr. Gregory applies the experience gained from leading the sequencing of chromosome 1 for the Human Genome Project to elucidating the mechanisms underlying multi-factorial diseases using genetic, genomic, and epigenetic approaches. Dr. Gregory’s primary areas of research involve understanding the molecular processes associated with disease development and drug induced remyelination in multiple sclerosis, and identifying predictors of plasma oxytocin response on social behavior in human cohorts and animal models of autism. He is also leading the development and application of novel single cell and spatial molecular technologies at Duke towards understanding the pathogenic mechanisms of neurodegenerative disease and brain tumors. Dr. Gregory is also the Section Chair of Genomics and Epigenetics at the DMPI and Director of the Duke Center of Autoimmunity and MS in the Department of Neurology.

BSc, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
PhD, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, United Kingdom