Professor of Veterinary Histology and Neuroscience
Head – Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology
Edward E. Morrison, Professor of Veterinary Histology and Neuroscience, joined the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990 and became Head of the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology in 2003. Along with his teaching Dr. Morrison is extensively involved in research dealing with Neuroscience and Biosensory systems. Dr. Morrison received his B.S. degree from Massachusetts and his M.S. and Ph.D. degree from Kansas State University in 1980. He was a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Pasquale Graziadei, Florida State University.
- Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence – 1997, 2009
- Dean’s Annual Award for Excellence in Teaching (College of Veterinary Medicine) – 2005
The long term goals of research conducted in our laboratory is to understand more fully the vertebrate olfactory system. Dr. Morrison’s research spans development, morphology and distribution of the sensory olfactory neuroepithelium, neurophysiology and signal transduction of the olfactory receptor neuron, regenerating and replacement of olfactory receptor neurons, inflammation and pathogen entry into olfactory system and CNS neurophysiological responses to odors as studied using fMRI. Research efforts have been supported by Auburn University, NIH, DHS, ONR, Alhezimers Association.
Movie clip from Explorer: Science of Dogs, National Geographic Television. Clip illustrates how the sense of Olfaction is perceive through a “dogs” point of view in a back yard setting.
Dr. Morrison’s teaching responsibilities include medical and graduate instruction of Histology and Neuroscience.