About Kay Morris
Dedication and commitment are just two of the attributes that apply to Kay Morris, a cum laude graduate who earned a B.S. in chemistry at Cameron and who began her research career under the tutelage of Dr. Clinton Bryan and Dr. Danny McGuire. Currently pursuing a doctoral degree in organic chemistry at Texas A&M University, Morris’ field of research focuses on the preparation of natural products which have been shown to possess anti-cancer/tumor and antidiabetic activity.
Throughout her academic and research career, she has been lauded with prestigious honors, including the Bristol-Myers Squibb Minority Chemist Graduate Fellowship; American Chemical Society Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Fellowship; and Texas A&M’s Molecule of the Semester Synthesis Award and Graduate Diversity Fellowship Senior Award. She has also made numerous local and national presentations and has coauthored several publications in major chemistry journals.
Although her academic home is now in Texas, Morris is an ardent Cameron supporter. An active promoter of Cameron’s chemistry program, she regularly recommends Cameron to aspiring chemistry students whenever the opportunity arises.