Michael A. Morris, Ph.D.

Technology Specialist

Overview

Mike leverages his diverse background in chemistry and chemical biology for drafting and prosecuting patent applications.

Mike’s doctoral and postdoctoral research involved the design and synthesis of imaging probes to study biological processes in bacteria and mammalian cells. Using his skills in peptide synthesis, organic chemistry, microbiology, and cell biology, he synthesized mechanistic probes that target peptidoglycan precursors in Gram-positive bacteria. Mike applied these probes in various imaging techniques, including super resolution microscopy, FRET microscopy, and time-resolved microscopy.

As a researcher, Mike has authored articles that are published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, including Chemical Science, ACS Chemical Biology, and Methods in Enzymology. He has also co-authored original research articles published in European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, ACS Omega, Biochemistry, and Journal of Chemical Education.

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
  • B.S. (departmental honors, magma cum laude), Biochemistry, Union College
Experience

Affiliations:

  • Member, American Chemical Society

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
  • B.S. (departmental honors, magma cum laude), Biochemistry, Union College