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Richard Morimoto

Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Bill and Gayle Cook Professor of Biology
Molecular Biosciences
Director, Rice Institute for Biomedical Research


Areas of Focus

  • Biology of aging
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms of stress resilience
  • Small molecule therapeutics of aging and degenerative diseases


  • Heat shock response and cellular stress responses in biology and diseases
  • Function of molecular chaperones and the proteostasis network to maintain cellular health and organismal longevity and to respond to challenges from stress, aging and diseases of protein conformation