Robert D. Grey

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Professor Emeritus


Molecular & Cellular Biology

Offices and Labs

6334 Storer Hall


1966 PhD Biology Washington University
1961 BA Biology Phillips University

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

Teaching Interests

Vertebrate embryology.


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  • 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