Rodrigo Morales, Ph.D.


Mitchell Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Brain Disorders, Department of Neurology, University of Texas-Houston Medical School

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Click here to watch Dr. Morales's presentation at the 2018 CJD Foundation Family Conference in Washington, D.C.

The objective of this proposal is to assess, in a detailed and systematic manner, the direct and indirect (by co-existing animal species) zoonotic potential of different Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) isolates.

Dr. Morales is the recipient of:

  • The Eugene A. Riedel Memorial Grant, contributed by Jacqueline Riedel
  • The Jeffrey A. Smith Memorial Grant, contributed by the Jeffrey and Mary Smith Family Foundation
  • The Tom Stivison Memorial Grant, contributed by Cookie Stivison 
  • The Strides for CJD Grant, contributed by the Families of the CJD Foundation
  • The CJD Foundation Grant, contributed by The Families of CJD Foundation