Michael J. Morales PhD

Michael Morales

Michael J. Morales

Education and Training:

  • PhD, Biochemistry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (1990)
  • BA, Kalamazoo College (1980)


  • Research Associate, Cell Biology, Duke University Medical Center (1993–1999)
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Washington University School of Medicine (1990–1993)
  • Research Technician, Biochemistry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (1982–1984)
  • Research Technician, Biochemistry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (1981–1982)

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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Morales MJ, Brahmajothi MV, Campbell DL, Strauss H. Molecular methods for evaluation of K channel expression and distribution in the heart. 2001.
  • Strauss H, Morales MJ, Brahmajothi MV, Campbell DL. Voltage-dependent K+ channels. 2000.
  • Morales MJ, Rasmusson RL, Castellino RC, Crews AL, Zhang Y, Johnson LG, Lamson DR, Liu S, Comer MB, Strauss H. Molecular biology and physiology of a cardiac voltage-gated K+ channel ß subunit. 1995.
  • Wise CA, Harris EE, Morales MJ, Shu HH, Martin NC. Structure and function in yeast mitochondrial RNase P RNAs. 1990.
  • Chen JY, Hollingsworth MJ, Morales MJ, Wise CA, Shu HH, Clark RJ, Caudle DL, Zassenhaus HP, Martin NC. Identification and characterization of mitochondrial and nuclear gene products and genes necessary for mitochondrial tRNA biosynthesis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. 1988.
  • Najarian D, Ellis S, Dihanich M, Morales MJ, Hopper A, Martin NC. Do mitochondria and nuclei share transfer RNA modification enzymes?. 1986.


  • Bett GC, Morales M, Rasmusson R. KChlP2b modulates the affinity and use-dependent block of Kv4.3 by Nifedipine. Biophys J. 2005.
  • Bett GC, Duffey ME, Beahm Dl, Katzer M, Morales MJ, Rasmusson RL. Ancillary subunits modulate block of KCNQ1 channels by chromanol and Ba2+. Proceedings of the 35th Meeting of the International Union of Physiological Sciences. 2005.
  • Bett GC, Li XY, Morales MJ, Bondarenko VE, Rasmusson RL, Jiang XJ. Transmembrane communication in cardiac potassium channels: regulation of N-and C-type inactivation by pHo and potassium in normal and mutant Kv1.4 channels. Biophys J. 2003; 84.
  • Bett GC, Wang S, Morales M, Qu YJ, Rasmusson RL, Strauss HC. Kv1.4 Channel Block by quinidine: evidence for a drug-induced allosteric effect.. Proceedings of the 12th Meeting of Upstate New York Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, Buffalo, NY. 2002.

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