Ryan S. Gray, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Ph.D., Cellular and Molecular Biology
The Univeristy of Texas at Austin
Ryan S. Gray is an assistant professor of the Department of Pediatrics at Dell Medical School. He oversees a basic research lab focused on the study of musculoskeletal disease, in particular for scoliosis. Gray uses mouse and zebrafish model systems, merging modern molecular genetics with diverse imaging approaches to elucidate the pathogenesis of musculoskeletal disease. Gray is particularly interested in a condition known as adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, which is a complex curvature of the spine that occurs during adolescence in otherwise healthy children. Gray also serves as adjunt faculty in the Department of Nutritional Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences.
Gray received a doctorate in cellular and molecular biology from The University of Texas at Austin. He completed postdoctoral training at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where he received numerous grant awards in support of his work on scoliosis. The Gray Lab uses a multitiered approach, combining zebrafish, mouse and cell culture models, informed by human genomics, with the goal to inform the diagnosis of musculoskeletal diseases including scoliosis and osteoarthritis and provide pathways for the therapeutic intervention of these disorders in humans.
International Consortium for Spine Genetics, Development, and Disease, Planning Committee, 2017-18
The Society of Developmental Biology, 2003-present
Early Investigator Podium Award, 2017
Orthopedic Research Society Spine Section
14th International Phillip Zorab Symposium Best Poster Award, 2015
British Scoliosis Society