Matthew Gray

Assistant Professor
Matthew Gray
Assistant Professor
Horn Point Laboratory


Oysters and other marine invertebrates provide numerous benefits to coastal communities and local environments. As an ecophysiologist, my research focuses on understanding the physiological response of marine invertebrates to current and future environmental conditions (e.g. ocean acidification) and the ecological benefits provided by these organisms over space and time.  My studies are intended to broaden our knowledge base and provide relevant information to help inform stakeholders, management, and policy in Maryland and elsewhere.


Areas of Expertise

  • Invertebrate ecophysiology, restoration, and aquaculture


  • University of Maine, Postdoc, 2017, Estuarine Oceanography
  • Oregon State University, 2016, Ph.D., Fisheries Science
  • Drexel University, 2009, M.Sc., Environmental Science
  • Wagner College, 2005, BSc., Biology

Regularly Offered Courses

Lab News

Research team receives $10M to transform shellfish farming with smart technology

UMCES researcher Matt Gray and a group of researchers and institutions throughout the U.S. received a $10M grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to bring advanced technology to the domestic shellfish aquaculture industry.