Robert D. Grey

Robert Grey

Position Title
Professor Emeritus

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, College of Biological Sciences

6334 Storer Hall

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. Intracellular mechanisms that control the re


  • 1961 BA Biology Phillips University
  • 1966 PhD 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