James Gray (zoologist)

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James Gray
Born 14 October 1891
Wood Green, London, England
Died 14 December 1975
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Nationality British
Fields Cytology
Alma mater Kings College, Cambridge
Known for Cytology
Animal locomotion
Gray's Paradox
Notable awards

Sir James Gray, MC CBE FRS (14 Oct 1891, London - 14 Dec 1975, Cambridge, England) was a British zoologist who helped establish the field of cytology. Gray was also known for his work in animal locomotion and the development of experimental zoology. In particular, he's known for the Gray's Paradox on dolphins locomotion.

Gray was born in London and graduated from Kings College, Cambridge, in 1913. After serving in World War I, he returned to Kings College in 1919. Gray was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1931. He was Professor of Zoology, Cambridge University, from 1937 to 1954, and President of the Marine Biological Association from 1945 to 1955. Gray delivered the Croonian Lecture of 1939 to the Royal Society and received their Royal Medal in 1948. He gave the 1951 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures (How Animals Move). Gray was knighted in 1954.

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Preceded by
Jack Cecil Drummond
Fullerian Professor of Physiology
1944 – 1947
Succeeded by
Edward James Salisbury