Julia Morris

Graduate School
College of Medicine – Tucson
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Thesis Advisor: 
Curtis A. Thorne, PhD
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Honors & Awards: 

2022-2023 ARCS Phoenix Chapter Scholar

2022 CRTEC Travel Award Recipient 



AACR (Poster Presentation) — April 2022 

University of Arizona Cancer Center’s Cancer Research: Present and Future (Poster Presentation) Tucson, AZ — August 2021 

University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Research Day 2021 (Poster Presentation) Tucson, AZ — May 2021 

Selected Publications: 

Rivard RS, Morris JM, Youngman MJ. The PP2A/4/6 subfamily of phosphoprotein phosphatases regulates DAF-16 and confers resistance to environmental stress in postreproductive adult C. elegans. PLoS One. 2020 Dec 14;15(12):e0229812. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0229812. PMID: 33315870; PMCID: PMC7735605. 

Kelvin W Pond, Julia M Morris, Olga Alkhimenok, Jayati Chakrabarti, Yana Zavros,  View ORCID ProfileCurtis A Thorne, Andrew L Paek. Live-Cell Imaging in Human Colonic Monolayers Reveals Erk Waves Limit the Stem Cell Compartment to Maintain Epithelial Homeostasis. eLife. Under Review (pending).