Principal Investigator

John A. Gray, M.D., Ph.D. (Google Scholar)

B.S. in Biochemistry, Case Western Reserve University
Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Case Western Reserve University
M.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Residency in Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco
Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco

I am interested in understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in synapse function and plasticity and how these processes may be disrupted in neurological and psychiatric disorders. I earned my PhD in the laboratory of Bryan Roth at Case Western Reserve University (now at UNC) examining the mechanisms underlying the desensitization and downregulation of serotonin 5-HT2A receptors. Then, during my clinical training in psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, I became interested in the synaptic basis of neuropsychiatric disorders and pursued postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Roger Nicoll, where I expanded my repertoire of experimental techniques to include those of a neurophysiology laboratory, examining the role of NMDA receptor subunit function in early synaptic development.


Postdoctoral Scholars

Raghava Jagadeesh Salaka, M.S., Ph.D.
M.Sc. in Biotechnology, Osmania University
Ph.D. in Neurophysiology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, India


Graduate Students

Atheer Nisan
B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior; University of California, Davis


Undergraduates

Jasjot Kaur Sandhu
UC Davis - Psychology major


Alumni

Julie Culp
Staff Research Associate

Aaron Illathu
Junior Specialist

Kevin Yin
Undergraduate

Meaghan Paganelli, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar

Zaiyang "Sunny" Zhang
Undergraduate

Haley Martin
Undergraduate

Casey Sawyer
Undergraduate

Jonathan Wong, Ph.D.
Graduate Student

William Li
Undergraduate

Yiwei Hua 华漪玮
Undergraduate

Shekib Jami, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar

Eden Barragan, Ph.D.
Graduate Student


Prior Rotation Students

Lindsay Cameron
Spring 2017
Neuroscience

Ariel Jacobi
Summer 2018
MD/PhD Student

Hannah Saeger
Winter 2020
Pharm/Tox

Jonathan Quan
Fall 2021
Pharm/ToX

Yara Khatib
Fall 2021
Pharm/ToX