Biology & Health:
Faculty & Staff

Biology and Health

Anjali D. Gray, Ph.D.

Chairperson of Biology & Health Sciences
Professor of Biology & Health Sciences

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia
  • M.S., Panjab University
  • B.S., Kurukshetra University

Areas of Expertise

  • Genetics
  • Molecular biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell biology
  • Biochemistry
  • General biology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology

Recent Presentations

  • Presented a workshop titled, ”Meiosis and Recombination” at the NWO symposium on Science Mathematics & Technology teaching on November 6, 2010 at the Penta Career Center, Perrysburg, OH.
  • Presented a workshop titled, ”Independent Assortment and Meiosis” at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) meeting on October 28, 2010 in Kansas City, MO.
  • Organized & participated in the 1st & 2nd annual DNA day events at Lourdes College in 2009, & 2010. Channel 13 ABC’s newsreel of the day links are at http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/video?id=6775318 and http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/video?id=7412021.
  • Presented a workshop titled, ”Random segregation and meiosis” at the NWO symposium on Science Mathematics & Technology teaching on November 7, 2009 at the Penta Career Center, Perrysburg, OH.
  • Participated in a roundtable discussion at the 2009 Assessment Symposium titled, “Capstones: An adventure in assessment” on February 24, 2009 held at the Lourdes College, Sylvania, OH.
  • Presented a workshop titled, ”Dashing DNA Jewelry” at the NWO symposium on Science Mathematics & Technology teaching on November 8, 2008 at the Owens Community College, Toledo, OH.

Recent Publications

  • Hong Yao, Anjali D. Gray, Donald L. Auger, and James A. Birchler (2013) PNAS 110 (7) 2665–2669 Genomic dosage effects on heterosis in triploid maize
  • Auger, DA, Gray, AD, Ream, TS, Kato, A., Coe, EH, Birchler, JA. (2005) Non-additive gene expression in diploid and triploid hybrids of maize. Genetics. 169: 389–397
  • Hobson, RJ, Geng, J, Gray, AD, Komuniecki, RW. (2003) SER-7b, a constitutively active Gas coupled 5-HT7-like receptor expressed in the Caenorhabditis elegans M4 pharyngeal motorneuron. J. Neurochem. 87: 22–29

Recent Awards and/or Recognitions

  • Listed as a successful alumni (1 of 7) on the webpage of the Division of Biological Sciences of University of Missouri – Columbia. 2012
    http://biology.missouri.edu/about-biological-sciences/successful-alumni/
  • Granted sabbatical leave for Spring (2012). 2011
  • Received the Lourdes College Faculty excellence award. 2011
  • Nominated for the Lourdes College faculty excellence award for 2007–2008 and 2009–2010.
  • Received a competitive Small Grant from the Center of Teaching and Learning, Univ. of Toledo, in Fall 2004, for the purchase of audiovisual materials to be used in the classroom.
  • Awarded University of Missouri Columbia, Molecular Biology Program Travel Award to attend an International Symposium on Heterosis, in August (17–22) 1997, CIMMYT, Mexico City, Mexico.

Service to Community

  • Served as a panel member to discuss “Gender differences across cultures”, at Socrates Café, held at the Ebeid Center. (2009)
  • Invited to give a talk on “Hinduism” by Father Joe Steinbauer, priest of Little Flower parish during the Soup & Bread Lenten series. (2009)
  • Involved in various building projects for the Multifaith Council Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity since 2004. (2004–present)
  • Created a ceramic bowl for the “Empty Bowls” project, Lourdes College. Proceeds to benefit the Agape kitchen. (2007)

Served As a Judge For the Following Science Symposia:

  • Ohio Junior Science & Humanities Symposium – March 22–23, 2012
  • Ohio Junior Science & Humanities Symposium – March 24–25, 2011
  • Ohio Junior Science & Humanities Symposium, March 25–27, 2010
  • St. Francis Academy Science Fair, Jan.27, 2011 & Jan. 28, 2010
  • Presented a station at SFA’s first science night, November 17, 2009
  • Tiffin Columbian High School, February 19, 2009
  • Ohio Junior Science & Humanities Symposium, March 26, 2006

Contact

Anjali Gray
Anjali D. Gray
Office: REH 209
419-517-8876
Email