Laurence Marguerite Morel, PhD

Phone: 352.372.3790

Email: morel@ufl.edu

Biography: 

EDUCATION:
Universite Aix-Marseille II: DEUG in Biology, 1978
Universite Aix-Marseille I: Master degree in Animal Biology, 1980
Universite Aix-Marseille II: PhD in Neuroscience/ Behavioral Sciences, 1983

APPOINTMENTS:
Foreign Research Visitor, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, 1985-1986.
Post-doctoral Assistant, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Florida, 1991-1992.
Visiting Assistant IN, The postdoctoral program of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Florida, 1993-1996.
Assistant Scientist, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Florida, 1996-1998.
Member of the Center for Mammalian Genetics, 1996-2005.
Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine, and Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine University of Florida, January 1999-2004.
Graduate Faculty member, Inter Disciplinary Graduate Program, College of Medicine, University of Florida, June 1999-date.
Member of the Genetics Institute, 2000-date.
Co-Director of the Immunology and Microbiology Inter Disciplinary Program Advanced Concentration, 2002-2009.
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine University of Florida, January 2004-2007.
Associate Director of the Division of Experimental Pathology, Department of Pathology,
Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine, 2005-2007.
Professor, Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine University of Florida, May 2007-date.
Director of the Division of Experimental Pathology, Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine, July 2007-date.
Member of the Center for Immunology and Transplantation, 2007-date.
Mary and Ryan Whisenant Family Chair in Experimental Pathology, December 2008.
Member of the Center for Mucosal Immunology and Inflammation, 2012-date

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL HONORS
Doctoral dissertation grant, Direction Generale de la Recherche Scientifique et Technique, France 1981.
Research Grant, Societe des Amis des Sciences, France. 1983
Research Grant, Fondation Singer-Polignac, France. 1985
Foreign Research Visitor Grant, Formation des Francais a l’Etranger, Ministere des Relations Exterieures, France. 1985
Research Grant, Fondation Les Treilles, France. 1986
Grinter Scholar, Graduate School of the University of Florida. 1988-1991
National Research Service Award fellowship, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Project title: “Mapping susceptibility genes of murine SLE”. 1993-1996
Arthritis Investigator Award, Arthritis Foundation. Project title: “Genetic characterization of a major SLE-susceptibility locus on mouse chromosome 1". 1996-1999
Howard Hughes Research Resources Program Pilot Project Award. Project title: “Functional and Genetic characterization of autoimmune and tumorigenic on murine chromosome 4". 1999
College of Medicine Incentive Fund Award: Delineation of SLE functional pathways using cDNAs microarrays. 1999
American Cancer Society –18th International Cancer Congress Travel Award. 2001
Department of Pathology Faculty Council representative. 2004-2007.
Faculty of 1000 Biology: Member, 2006-date.
Elected Member of the Henry Kunkel Society for Clinical Immunology, 2006.
University of Florida Faculty Recognition Award, 2007
Exemplary Teacher Award, UF College of Medicine. 2006-2007
UF College of Medicine Faculty Research Prize Basic Science, 2006-2007
Exemplary Teacher Awards, UF College of Medicine 2004, 2007; 2008; 2009; 2010, 2011.
University of Florida Research Foundation member, 2008-2011.
Appointment to the Mary and Ryan Whisenant Family Chair in Experimental Pathology, December 2008.
Elected to the AAI Education Committee, 2010-2012.
Elected Henry Kunkel Society Councilor, 2014-2017