Dr. Morton joined the Department of Chemistry at Brown as a Lecturer after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center of Cancer Systems Biology at Tufts University School of Medicine, where he used agent-based models to study the dynamics of solid tumor growth within the cancer stem cell hypothesis. Previously, he earned a PhD in Molecular and Systems Pharmacology and Toxicology under Prof. John Essigmann in MIT's Department of Biological Engineering after analyzing the metabolism and biodistribution of a family of novel anticancer drug candidates. Morton completed a BS in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Biomedical Engineering, also at MIT. While an undergrad at MIT, Morton captained the men's volleyball team, and once he was out of NCAA eligibility he served as an assistant coach for both the men's and women's varsity teams for nearly twenty years, winning the AVCA National Men's Assistant Coach of the Year for Division III in 2010. Morton has also spent thousands of hours doing 1-on-1 private tutoring across all STEM disciplines through Signet Education. On occasion he can be found playing live music (earplugs recommended).