Francine Morris

Assistant Professor of Biology

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Dr. Francine Morris earned her PhD in Chemical Biology at Johns Hopkins University. She also holds a master’s degree in Chemistry from Emory University, and a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, cum laude, from Bryn Mawr College. Dr. Morris brings to Concordia distinguished experience in teaching and pedagogy, including positions at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Lehman College. She has performed research at Albert Einstein and other institutions, received several fellowships and awards, and has contributed work to various scientific publications and presentations. In 2019, Dr. Morris received a U.S. patent for Aromatic Acylphosphonates as Selective Inhibitors of DXP Synthase, a strategy for the design of a new class of synthetic antibiotics. Dr. Morris’s goal in teaching is to make the sciences accessible to all students, and perhaps inspire them to join the field.