Richard Morrison, PhD

Richard S. Morrison obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He pursued a PhD in cell biology and anatomy at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied growth factor function in the central nervous system. He completed postdoctoral studies in biological chemistry at the University of California, Irvine, where he discovered a novel function for the fibroblast growth factor protein in supporting neuronal survival. After taking several positions around the country, he arrived at his present position at the University of Washington in 1994. He is presently the Staatz Professor of neurological surgery and director of the Neuroproteomics Center. Dr. Morrison’s research focus is related to understanding the molecular responses induced in brain cells in response to nervous system injury and disease.