Jill Morris, PhD
Department of Neurology
Jill Morris, PhD, is a neuroscientist and assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Her primary research focus is investigating the genetic and metabolic contributions to Alzheimer's disease, focusing on cellular energy metabolism.
In addition to maintaining an active research program, she serves as the director of the KU Alzheimer's Disease Center pilot project program, which provides support for innovative pilot studies relevant to Alzheimer's Disease and brain aging. She also serves as chair of the KU Alzheimer's Disease Center Biospecimen Committee, working to provide resources to investigators both locally and nationally.
Dr. Morris' educational background includes undergraduate training in biochemistry at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, and a PhD in molecular and integrative physiology from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2011. Following her postdoctoral fellowship in clinical research at the KU Alzheimer's Disease Center, she joined the Department of Neurology faculty in 2018. She has held both predoctoral and postdoctoral National Institutes of Health fellowships and earned an NIH career development award.
Dr. Morris is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment and the University of Kansas Medical Center's Women in Medicine and Science.