Michael W. Gray

Professor Emeritus
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dalhousie University
E-mail: M.W.Gray@Dal.Ca
Page: http://myweb.dal.ca/mwgray/

Fields of interest: 

RNA processing and RNA editing in protist mitochondria

Structure, function and evolutionary origin of mitochondrial nucleic acids

Comparative mitochondrial proteomics

Comparative analysis of protist mitochondrial  and nuclear genomes

Protist EST sequencing

Structure, function and evolution of ribosomal RNAs, snoRNAs and their genes


Recent publications:

Gray MW.:
The incredible shrinking organelle.
EMBO Rep., 12(9), (2011): 873.

Schnare MN, Gray MW.:
Complete modification maps for the cytosolic small and large subunit rRNAs of Euglena gracilis: functional and evolutionary implications of contrasting patterns between the two rRNA components.
J Mol Biol., 413(1), (2011): 66-83.

Lukeš J, Archibald JM, Keeling PJ, Doolittle WF, Gray MW:
How a neutral evolutionary ratchet can build cellular complexity.
IUBMB Life, 63(7), (2011): 528-537.

Flegontov P, Gray MW, Burger G, Lukeš J.:
Gene fragmentation: a key to mitochondrial genome evolution in Euglenozoa?
Curr Genet., 57(4), (2011): 225-232.

Doolittle WF, Lukeš J, Archibald JM, Keeling PJ, Gray MW:
Comment on “Does constructive neutral evolution play an important role in the origin of cellular complexity?”
Bioessays, 33(6), 2011:427-429.

Gray MW, Lukes J, Archibald JM, Keeling PJ, Doolittle WF:
Cell biology, Irremediable complexity?
Science 330(6006), (2010): 920-921.

Gray MW:
Rethinking plastid evolution.
EMBO Rep., 11(8), (2010): 562-563.

Ruiz-Trillo I, Roger AJ, Burger G, Gray MW, Lang BF:
A phylogenomic investigation into the origin of metazoa.
Mol Biol Evol., 25(4), (2008): 664-672.

Russell AG, Charette JM, Spencer DF, Gray MW:
An early evolutionary origin for the minor spliceosome.
Nature, 443(7113), (2006): 863-866.

Gray MW: 
Evolutionary biology: the hydrogenosome’s murky past.
Nature,  434(7029), (2005): 29-31.