Dr. Joseph Morrissey, Ph.D.

Dr. Joseph Morrissey, Ph.D.

Dr. Joseph Morrissey

Dr. Joseph Morrissey,
Assistant Professor,
Pharmaceutical Sc.

It is with deep regret that the College of Pharmacy announces the passing of our colleague, Dr. Joseph Morrissey.

Dr. Joseph Morrissey obtained his doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree from Stanford University (1993) and did his postdoctoral training at the University of Miami. Before joining the College of Pharmacy Dr. Morrissey was Senior Scientist for the EME labs at Motorola for over 12 years, conducting studies on the effects of Radio Frequency waves on human body and human cells, a subject by which he became internationally known.

Dr. Morrissey joined the COP on May 1 2009 as an Assistant Professor. Since then, his research efforts included assessing the effects of mild hyperthermia on the effectiveness of common chemotherapeutic agents used against breast cancer. His long-term goal included future clinical applications of localized radiofrequency energy to enhance drug pharmacokinetics for cancer therapy. His teaching experience includes the teaching of Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology, and Cancer Biology courses at Broward College as well as at Nova Southeastern University and most recently an Immunopharmacology course to pharmacy students.

He was well liked by faculty, students, and staff, and will be missed immensely.

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