Christopher Morris

Christopher Morris is a researcher at Newcastle Biobank.

His research focuses on the mechanisms that cause specific symptoms experienced by patients with different neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson's disease. He uses brain tissue from well characterised donors and a variety of experimental approaches to investigate symptoms such as visual hallucinations, depression, anxiety, and memory problems. The approach involves quantitative neuropathological investigation to determine if specific cell loss or pathology underpins symptoms and also molecular approaches including RNAseq, protein methods and genetic analysis to build an understanding of the different disorders to identify specific treatments.