Sean Morrison, Ph.D.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
|Grant ID: R1109
Recruitment of Established Investigators
University of Michigan
July 27, 2011
Sean Morrison, an internationally recognized leader in stem cell research, heads the Children’s Medical Research Institute, directly linking research laboratories at UT Southwestern with physicians at Children’s and Parkland Hospitals. He was recruited from the University of Michigan in 2011 with the aid of a CPRIT Established Investigator Award. He studies the nexus between stem cells and cancer cells.
Stem cells are the human body’s “master” cells, or the body’s way of renewing itself after loss or damage to a tissue. Bone marrow stem cells, for example, daily restock billions of red and white blood cells and platelets in the bloodstream by dividing to form more specialized daughter cells.