UofL names new chair for biochemistry


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Ronald Gregg, Ph.D., is the new chair of biochemistry at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Gregg is a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. He will assume his new responsibilities Sept. 1.

    “Dr. Gregg is internationally recognized for his research into the synaptic development of the retina and its relationship with night blindness,” said Dr. Edward Halperin, Dean of the School of Medicine. “In addition to his research he has been instrumental in establishing the Center for Genetics and Molecular Medicine DNA Core Facility, which is a resource for researchers across the entire campus. I am confident he will nurture our educational mission and continue our growth in research.”

    “Search committee chair David Hein, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and the search committee evaluated many exceptional candidates and found the best one to direct a leading basic science program,” said Halperin.

    Gregg joined UofL in 1997 as an assistant professor. In 2000 he was named director of the Center for Genetics and Molecular Medicine DNA Core Facility. In 2007 he earned the rank of full professor.

    A graduate of the University of Adelaide in Australia, Gregg earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Queensland in Australia. He completed postdoctoral training at the University of Wisconsin in the departments of physiological chemistry and genetics.

    An internationally invited speaker, Gregg is the author of more than 80 scientific papers. He serves as a journal reviewer and scientific grant reviewer.