Dr. Morales obtained his BSc degree (biochemistry) from Universidad de Chile. His PhD, also from Universidad de Chile, included all thesis work done at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He joined UTHealth in 2009 as a post-doctoral fellow and was appointed as an Assistant Professor in 2012.



Doctorate Degree
University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

Areas of Interests

Research Interests

Dr. Morales main research topics involve the strain and species barrier phenomena in prion diseases, the prion-like nature of Aβ aggregates in Alzheimer’s disease and the pathological interaction between these disorders.