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Research Integrity Officer (RIO) Announcement

Published October 25, 2023, via Research News

I am pleased to announce that Gregory Grant, PhD, has agreed to take on the role of Research Integrity Officer (RIO) for Washington University, effective October 1, 2023. Dr. Grant is a professor of biochemistry in medicine and developmental biology. He received a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and then joined the faculty at Washington University in 1978.

Dr. Grant ran two separate research laboratories for more than 40 years. In addition to his personal research lab, he also operated the Protein and Nucleic Acid Core Laboratory that provided synthetic and analytical resources for a large number of the University researchers. He is presently the Director of the Post Baccalaureate Program in Developmental Biology, Cell Biology, and Regenerative Medicine and is a member of the School of Medicine’s Committee on Admissions. He was President of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities, an international Association of Core labs, for 3 years, and active in the organization for over 25 years.

As WashU’s RIO, Dr. Grant’s responsibilities include fostering a research environment that promotes the responsible conduct of research. He will provide lectures at the Danforth and School of Medicine campuses on ethical research practices. He is also responsible for administering Washington University’s policy and procedures on research integrity, including authorship on scientific and scholarly publications. In this capacity, he will serve as the Chair of the Research Integrity Committee for both campuses.

Dr. Grant is taking on this role from Greg Storch, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, who has served as the University’s Research Integrity Officer for the last five years. Dr. Storch has presided over several research misconduct proceedings, and has effectively addressed numerous inquiries from faculty, students, postdocs and staff related to various aspects of research ethics, including authorship and publication, collaborative research, and the mentor-mentee relationship. This is in addition to his educational contributions to our Responsible Conduct of Research program. Please join me in offering our sincere gratitude to Dr. Storch for his years of service.

Our new RIO, Dr. Grant, may be contacted directly at or through the Office of Research Integrity and Ethics at or (314) 747-1378. Additional information is available on the Research Integrity & Authorship website.


Mark E. Lowe, MD, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Research
Senior Associate Dean for Research, School of Medicine
Harvey R. Colten Professor of Pediatric Science