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Daniel L. Morris

Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Daniel Morris has helped several students complete research projects for industry clients and develop presentations for national science conferences. His research interests include the role of metal ion binding in oxidative DNA damage (important markers for diagnosing and monitoring serious diseases and clinical conditions) and the development of lab-on-a-chip technology. Dr. Morris has been an Innovation Fellow at Rose-Hulman Ventures, a Board of Trustees Outstanding Scholar Award winner, and a visiting scientist at Eli Lilly and Company and Protea Biosciences. He has one patent, as well as projects funded by the National Science Foundation, W.M. Keck Foundation, Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, and Joseph & Reba Weaver Undergraduate Research Program. Dr. Morris advises Rose-Hulman’s Circle K student organization.

Teaching Interests

  • Analytical chemistry
  • General chemistry

Research Experiences

  • Metal-mediated oxidative DNA damage
  • Microfluidic devices for chemical analysis

Publications & Presentations

  • Morris, D. L., “Chemistry and Activity of Selenium Dioxide and Selenite Ions,” Selenium: Chemistry, Analysis, Function and Effects, 65-80, RSC, 2015
  • Morris, D. L., “DNA-Bound Metal Ions: Recent Developments,” Bimolecular Concepts, 5, 397-407, 2014
  • Hart, W. E., Marczak, S. P., Kneller, A. R., French, R. A., and Morris, D. L., The Abilities of Selenium Dioxide and Selenite Ion to Coordinate DNA-Bound Metal Ions and Decrease Oxidative DNA Damage, Biochemistry, 125, 1-8, 2013
  • Noblitt, S. D., Huehls, A. M., and Morris, D. L., “The Role of Metal Ion Binding in Generating 8-Hydroxy-2’-Deoxyguanosine from the Nucleoside 2’-Deoxyguanosine and the Nucleotide 2’-Deoxyguanosine-5’-Monophosphate,” Biochemistry, 101, 536-542, 2007

Awards & Honors

Board of Trustees Outstanding Scholar Award, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 2010

Academic Degrees

  • BS, East Tennessee State University, 1989
  • MS, The Ohio State University, 1992
  • PhD, The Ohio State University, 1995