Dr. Joshua Gray
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Joshua Gray is a toxicologist with research interests in chemical and biological defense, with a focus on vesicants, such as mustard gas. His research investigates the mechanisms of vesicant-mediated cellular toxicity and the development of medical countermeasures. As co-director of education of the UMDNJ-Rutgers University CounterACT Research Center of Excellence, he oversees courses in chemical and biological defense at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Gray is also an Adjunct Professor of Biosecurity and Biodefense at the University of Maryland University College where he teaches “Introduction to Biological and Chemical Weapons” and “Strategies for Interagency Cooperation, Verification, and Global Countermeasures in Biodefense.”
Prior to joining the U.S. Coast Guard Academy faculty, Dr. Gray was an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University. He also presently serves as Adjunct Research Scientist at the Biocurrents Research Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
Dr. Gray received his B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and his Ph.D. in Pathobiology from Pennsylvania State University. He also was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Environmental Medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.