Viola Morris


Email
: viola.morris@emory.edu

Office: Health Sciences Research Building (HSRB)-II, 1750 Haygood Drive NE Room S235Y, Atlanta, GA 30322

Phone: 404-727-8176

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Viola Morris is a distinguished biomaterial scientist whose research significantly advances the fields of gene and drug delivery, cell delivery systems, and tissue engineering. Her work is centered around the development and application of biomaterials to solve complex biological challenges, particularly in the context of regenerative medicine.

Her research portfolio encompasses a broad range of innovative projects, including the development of biomaterials for gene delivery, which has led to the creation of a new polymeric delivery vector specifically designed for neuronal gene delivery. This breakthrough has the potential to revolutionize treatments for neurological disorders by enabling precise and efficient gene delivery to affected neurons.

In the realm of drug delivery, Viola has contributed to the development of chitosan-based tissue engineering scaffolds. These scaffolds are designed to support the growth and regeneration of tissues, offering promising new avenues for repairing and replacing damaged organs and tissues.

Furthermore, Viola’s work with hydrogel-based cell delivery materials focuses on cardiovascular regeneration, showcasing her commitment to addressing some of the most pressing health challenges. These hydrogels provide a supportive matrix for delivering cells to damaged areas of the heart, promoting healing and functional restoration.

Viola Morris’s contributions to biomaterial science are characterized by her innovative approach to developing materials that closely mimic natural biological systems. Her work not only pushes the boundaries of scientific knowledge but also holds the promise of transforming patient care through the regeneration of tissues and organs, underscoring her role as a leader in the field of biomaterials research.