John Morris

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    • (860) 486-3590
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    • (860) 486-5792
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    • School of Pharmacy
      Room 529
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    • University of Connecticut
      Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences
      69 North Eagleville Road
      Storrs, CT 06269-3092

School of Pharmacy
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor
Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Educational Background

  • B.S. Allegheny College, Chemistry
  • M.S. University of Rochester,  Toxicology
  • Ph.D. University of Rochester, Toxicology
  • Postdoctoral Training: New York University, Inhalation Toxicology

Research Interests

  • Toxicity of inhaled irritant vapors
  • Irritants and asthma
  • Regional uptake and metabolism of inspired vapors
  • Physiologically based pharmacokinetic modeling, risk assessment

Selected Publications

  • Morris, J.B., Cichocki, J.A. and Smith, G.J. (2013) In situ measurement of vapor uptake in the rodent upper respiratory tract,  Current Protocols Toxicol 24, 1-14.
  • Liu, B., Fan, L., Balakrishna, S., Sui, A., Morris, J.B. and Jordt, S.E. (2013) TRPM8 is the principal mediator of menthol-induced analgesia of acute and inflammatory pain, Pain 154, 2169-177.
  • Morris, J.B. (2012) Biologically based model insights in inhaled vapor absorption and dosimetry, Pharmacol. Therap. 136, 401-413.
  • Willis, N.D., Liu, B., Ha, M.A., Jordt, S-E., Morris, J.B. (2011) Menthol attenuates respiratory irritation responses to multiple cigarette smoke irritants, FASEB J. 25(12), 4434-4444. (Faculty of 100 recognition as top 2% of articles in biomedical science).
  • Gloede, E., Cichocki, J.A., Baldino, J.B., Morris, J.B. (2011)  A validated hybrid computational fluid dynamics-physiologically based pharmacokinetic model for respiratory tract vapor absorption in the human and rat and its application to inhalation dosimetry of diacetyl,  Toxicol. Sci. 123, 231-246.  (Editors Highlight Article for September 2011 issue.)
  • National Research Council Committee on Emergency and Continuous Exposure Guidance Levels for Selected Submarine Contaminants (2009), Emergency and Continuous Exposure Guidance Levels for Selected Submarine Contaminants, Vol 3. National Academy Press, Washington, D.C.