Michael Morris, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Professor

Psychology & Philosophy

Michael Morris, Ph.D.


CFO 810


Ph.D., Behavioral Neuroscience, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 2009
Postdoctoral Studies, Neuroscience, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, 2013
B.A., Psychology, Winona State University, Winona, MN, 1999

Research Interests

Neurobiology of Learning and Memory; Synaptic Transmission; Communication Between Heart and Brain; Effects of Cardiovascular Disease on Cognition and Affect; Physiological and Behavioral Mechanisms of Body Fluid and Sodium Balance

Latest Articles

Impact of DNMT1 and DNMT3a forebrain knockout on depressive- and anxiety like behavior in mice
Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (2016)
Michael J Morris, Elisa S Na, Anita E Autry, Lisa M Monteggia

GABA A receptor antagonism ameliorates behavioral and synaptic impairments associated with MeCP2 overexpression
Neuropsychopharmacology (2014)
Elisa S Na, Michael J Morris

Role of DNA methylation and the DNA methyltransferases in learning and memory
Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience (2014)
Michael Morris, Lisa M Monteggia

Selective role for DNMT3a in learning and memory
Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (2014)
Michael Morris, Megumi Adachi, Elisa S Na, Lisa M Monteggia

Externally Funded Projects

NIH AREA award (R15)
$291,451.00 | 2016
Role: Principal Investigator

Internally Funded Projects

GOV-Texas Woman's University | $120,000.00 | 2017
Research Grant

Professional Affiliations

  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior