Biology and Geology


Jacqueline K. Morris, Ph.D.

Dr. Jacqueline Morris earned her Ph.D. in the Department of Cell Biology from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.   Her teaching responsibilities at Baldwin Wallace University include Developmental Biology, Histology, Neurosciences and non-majors Biology.  During graduate school her research focus was to understand the cellular signaling mechanisms that control ovulation in the rat.  For her post-doctoral work Dr. Morris traveled to the Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA to investigate the role of tyrosine kinase receptors on peripheral nervous system development.  She continued her post-doctoral work at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation to understand glia cell development by utilizing the zebrafish, a common aquarium fish, as a model.  Her current research focus is to understand the molecular mechanisms that control myelination and remyelination in the central nervous system of zebrafish.  Her research is currently supported by a research grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Publications and Grant Support


Morris, JK, Maklad, A, Hansen, L, Feng, F, Sorensen, C, Lee, KF, Macklin, WB and Fritzch, B (2006) A disorganized innervation of the inner ear persists in the absence of ErbB2. Brain Research (In Press)

Jackson-Fisher, A.J., Bellinger, G. Ramabhadran, R., Morris, J.K., Lee, K.F., Stern, D.F. (2004) ErbB2 is required for ductal morphogenesis of the mammary gland.  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 101:17138-43

Scheid, P. and Morris, J.K. Characterization of the erbB family of receptors in Danio rerio. Program No. 709.9 2005 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience

Morris, J.K., Jeserich, G. and Trapp, B.D. (2004) Developmental expression of myelin protein zero in zebrafish Society for Neuroscience 34th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA #44.7

Morris, J.K., Jeserich, G. and Trapp, B.D. (2004) Myelin Protein Zero Protein Expression in the PNS and CNS 6th International Conference on Zebrafish Development & Genetics, Madison, WI

Faculty-Student Collaborative Scholarship

Biology 331 (Embryology) - Fall 2006 - 7 posters (15 students) at Baldwin Wallace University Annual Science Poster Session.

Biology 332 (Histology) - Spring 2005 - 12 posters at Baldwin Wallace University Annual Science Poster Session.

Grant Support/Funding

July 2005 Emerging Technologies Grant - Baldwin Wallace University. Funding digital microscopy imaging and image capture system.  $11, 185

October 1, 2004-September 31, 2007 National Multiple Sclerosis Society Research Grant (Current) National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  Molecular mechanisms of myelination and remyelination -  3 years
Bruce D. Trapp, Ph.D. (Co-Investigator)  $352,228



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