Richard Morris

Richard Morris

Undergraduate Researcher

Career focus: Mitochondrial Biochemistry

My research focuses on the biochemistry and physiology of the mitochondria.  We use computational chemistry methods for the investigation of the structure of the inner mitochondrial membrane .

Current research projects include characterizing the biophysical properties of the inner mitochondrial membrane in response to changes in lipid saturation in response to dietary treatments.  

Selected research

  • Wilson KA, Fairweather SJ, MacDermott-Opeskin HI, Wang L, Morris RA, O’Mara ML. The role of plasmalogens, Forssman lipids, and sphingolipid hydroxylation in modulating the biophysical properties of the epithelial plasma membrane Journal of Chemical Physics

Current research

  1. Characterization of the biophysical properties of the inner mitochondrial membrane using molecular dynamics
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