Tom Gridley, PhD
Faculty Scientist, Maine Medical Center Research Institute
Director, Center for Molecular Medicine
Professor, Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Professor, Tufts Clinical & Translational Science Institute
Dr. Thomas Gridley, PhD, is Director of the Center for Molecular Medicine, and a Faculty Scientist at the Maine Medical Center Research Institute. He is Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and is a faculty member of the Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering at the University of Maine. He received a Ph.D. in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and did postdoctoral training at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at MIT. He previously held positions at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology and the Jackson Laboratory.
Dr. Gridley has served on many federal government and private foundation peer review panels and study sections, and is a member of the editorial board of the journal Genesis: The Journal of Genetics and Development. Dr. Gridley’s research background is in developmental genetics in mouse models. For many years he maintained a long-term program funded by NIH and private foundation grants to study genes essential for embryonic development in mice, and the connections between mutations in these genes and congenital human defects. His laboratory generated many genetically-engineered mouse models, including models for inherited human disease syndromes, as well as for common birth defects. He has extensive experience in oversight of human subject research, serving as Vice Chair of the Maine Medical Center Institutional Review Board. He currently devotes his time to leadership of strategic research priorities across MaineHealth, including basic and translational research programs.