Kevin Morris, PhD

Professor, City of Hope

Kevin Morris has been a luminary in RNA research for the past decade. As the first to recognize unique properties of non-coding RNA, Dr. Morris has since become a global leader within the field. Morris earned his B.S. in Cellular/Molecular Biology from Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA and his Ph.D. in Comparative Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology from UC Davis in California.

Formerly an associate professor at the Scripps Research Institute, Dr. Morris currently serves as a professor within the Center for Gene Therapy, Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Institute at City of Hope, Duarte, CA. Dr. Morris’ lab is currently investigating the potential of RNA therapy to control and repress genes. With extensive experience in gene regulation and activation, Dr. Morris is well positioned to make further, far-reaching contributions to the field.