Dr. Morris is Professor and Vice-Chair in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences University at Buffalo, State University of New York. She received her B.Sc. (Pharmacy) from the University of Manitoba, Canada, M.Sc. (Pharmacology) from the University of Ottawa, Canada, and Ph.D. (Pharmaceutics) from the University at Buffalo. She was an Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and a Medical Research Council Fellow at the University of Toronto, Canada, before joining the University at Buffalo as an Assistant Professor. Her research focuses on the influence of drug transporters on drug pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. She is the author of over 165 scientific papers. Her overall research contributions have been recognized through the presentation of the State University of New York Chancellor’s award for excellence in research and creative activities, a Francis Dudley Meyer Award for Breast Cancer Research, Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation, and election as a Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She was the recipient of the Faculty of Pharmacy University of Manitoba Distinguished Alumni 2013 award.
Dr. Morris has significantly contributed to graduate and postdoctoral education through her contributions as Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Education in the Graduate School as the University at Buffalo (2006-2012). She has also been or currently is the major advisor to 28 PhD students, 11 MS, 6 BS/MS students, 10 postdoctoral scholars and many PharmD and undergraduate students.
Dr. Morris has provided significant contributions to the Pharmaceutical Sciences through her current role as elected President of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS). She has served since 2006 on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory Committee in the Pharmaceutical Sciences and Clinical Pharmacology, as well as on National Institutes of Health and other grant review and advisory panels. Dr. Morris is an Associate Editor for the AAPS Journal, is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmaceutical Research, Biopharmaceutics and Drug Disposition and Molecular Pharmaceutics.