Dr. Alan Morrison Awarded 12-month Pilot Project

Dr. Alan Morrison was awarded a 12-month pilot project with the CPVB COBRE at the Ocean State Research Institute. Morrison is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He completed his residency and fellowship at Yale New Haven Hospital. His pilot project is entitled Therapeutic Targeting of IL-1β-Based Mechanisms in Calcific Aortic Valve Disease. Dr. Morrison’s long-term goal is to develop a successful independent research program with strong emphasis on using molecular imaging techniques to facilitate mechanistic studies in preclinical models of disease in order to identify critical modulators of pathology that may be viable targets for novel clinical strategies.