Morris Catherine May
CNRS Research Director
Center for Research in Macromolecules Biochemistry, France
Dr. May C Morris received her PhD in Biochemistry BiologyHealth at the University of Montpellier France in 1997 working on the regulation of the eukaryotic cell cycle. She then carried out her postdoctoral studies at the Scripps Research Institute La Jolla USA working on the cell cycle in budding yeast. In 2000, she was appointed at the CNRS section Therapeutics drugs and bioengineering in Montpellier, where she developed strategies of cell delivery and cell cycle inhibition. Currently she is working as a Research Director at the CNRS in Montpellier. Her team focuses on the development of fluorescent bioprobes and inhibitors for diagnostics and cancer therapeutics. She was awarded the CNRS Bronze Medal in 2006.
Design of fluorescence-based biosensors and interfacial inhibitors for targeting cell cycle kinases and phosphatases; development of cellular delivery systems for biomolecules; peptide and protein biochemistry, biochemical and biophysical approaches to study protein/protein interactions, fluorescence spectroscopy and imaging.