|An associate professor of biology at Duke University, Gregory Allan Wray investigates the evolution of developmental gene networks and mechanisms of transcriptional regulation. His research projects utilize a variety of approaches and organisms to study the role that ordinary growth processes play in the evolution of genotype-phenotype relationships. Dr. Wray is a graduate of William and Mary College and earned his Ph.D. in zoology from Duke in 1987. After post-doctoral fellowships at Indiana Universitys Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology and at the Friday Harbor Laboratories at the University of Washington, he joined the faculty of Vanderbilt University as an assistant professor of biology in 1992. The next year he accepted a position as an assistant professor of ecology and evolution at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, where he became a member of the Graduate Program in Molecular and Cell Biology and was promoted to associate professor in 1997. He was named to his current position at Duke two years later. A visiting faculty member at the Friday Harbor Laboratories on several occasions, Dr. Wray is the recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Young Investigator Award in Molecular Evolution. In addition, he has received research support from the National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NATO, the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, and the National Institutes of Health. A co-organizer of conferences on issues in developmental biology in Edinburgh in 1994 and in Woods Hole, Massachusetts in 1999, he is organizing a Gordon Conference on Evolutionary, Ecological, and Functional Genomics to be held in New London, Connecticut in 2007. He was formerly an associate editor of the Journal of Experimental Zoology, the American Naturalist, the American Zoologist, and Invertebrate Biology. He currently serves as an associate editor of Evolution & Development, a journal he co-founded in 1999, Development, Genes, and Evolution, and The Quarterly Review of Biology. Dr. Wray is the author or co-author of some seventy papers published in scientific journals and essays in volumes of collected works.