Simon Gregory Awarded Distinguished Professorship

Simon Gregory, PhD, has been named the Margaret Harris and David Silverman Distinguished Professor of Neurosurgery at Duke University.

Gregory is a tenured professor and director of the Brain Tumor Omics Program in the Duke Department of Neurosurgery. This program works to characterize and analyze the interrelated “omics” fields (genomics, transcriptomics, epigenetics, proteomics, and metabolomics) to better understand brain tumor development and progression.

He is also vice chair of research in the Department of Neurology and director of the Molecular Genomics Core at the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute. 

Gregory's work elucidates the mechanisms underlying multi-factorial diseases using genetic, genomic, and epigenetic approaches. His primary research addresses disease development and progression in brain tumors and Alzheimer’s disease, white matter injury repair in multiple sclerosis, and social and behavioral response to oxytocin treatment in animal models of autism.