Jeff Morgan, Ph.D.

Jeff Morgan, Ph.D.

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Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Professor of Engineering – Brown University

Jeff Morgan is Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Donna Weiss ’89 and Jason Weiss Director of the Center for Alternatives to Animals in Testing, and Professor of Engineering at Brown University. A graduate of Syracuse (BS) and Harvard (PhD) with postdoctoral training at MIT and the Whitehead Institute, he was on the faculty of Harvard Medical School prior to Brown. Dr. Morgan has received numerous awards and patents for his research in gene therapy and tissue engineering and he has co-founded four companies including Microtissues, Inc. and XM Therapeutics. Among his inventions are the 3D Petri Dish®, a technology for growing cells in three dimensions with applications in toxicity testing, drug discovery and tissue engineering. With more than 130 peer-reviewed papers and 11,000 citations, Dr. Morgan also is an inventor of 12 U.S. and international patents. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors as well as a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.

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