Robert D. Grey

Robert Grey headshot

Position Title
Professor Emeritus

  • Molecular and Cellular Biology

Research Interests

Mechanisms by which sperm penetrate the surface coats of the Xenopus laevis egg, fuse with the plasma membrane, and enter the egg cytoplasm. In his 30-plus year career at UC Davis, he also served as chief academic and financial officer, chief governance official for UC Davis Medical Center and as an executive vice chancellor before leaving in 2001.

Education and Degree(s)
  • 1961 B.A. in Biology, Phillips University
  • 1966 Ph.D. in Biology, Washington University
  • Stewart-Savage J, RD Grey, and RP Elinson. 1991. Polarity of the surface and cortex of the amphibian egg from fertilization to first cleavage. Journal of Electron Microscopy Technique. 17:369-383
  • Stewart-Savage J and RD Grey. 1987. The cell cycle governs the onset of spherulation of Xenopus eggs fused by an electric field. Development, Growth, and Differentiation. 29:229-238
  • Stewart-Savage J and RD Grey. 1987. Loss of functional sperm entry into Xenopus eggs after activation correlates with a reduction in surface adhesivity. Developmental Biology. 120:434-446