Dr. Kevin Morris has been an exceptional student throughout his schooling. He has received the best student award in high school. He is the first generation medical doctor in his family.
Having graduated from medical school in India, Kevin developed a keen interest in neurosciences and research and has led multiple research projects, including a project on the effects of Acute Mountain Sickness as a Principal investigator in the higher elevations of the Himalayan Mountains for wwhich he received a grant of INR 54000 (aprox US$1000). During that time it was the highest grant awarded to any medical student in his college.
He is the Medical director of Mother Vailankanni Group of Companies and Bhagya Group based out of Maharashtra India. He is the founding director of Aklun Biotech – a med-tech start-up focusing on introducing novel therapeutic innovations and finding solutions to help patients in developing countries such as India. Morris Lifesciences and Technologies is another start-up that helps young scientists and engineers to get funds for higher education.
At SBMT, he started as a Graduate Research Fellow in 2020 and received the Student Service and Leadership Award for 2020-2021 through hard work and dedication aided by proper mentorship. After that, he was promoted to a Graduate Research Scientist (Volunteer position) and has excelled in mentoring new fellows and interns since then.
He has co-authored a paper of COVID-19 of which Dr. Vicky Yamamoto and Dr. Joe F. Bolanos were the lead authors. He has led the Neuroscience20 paper highlighting the economic burden of neurological disorders to the global economy.
While a student at Los Angeles City College, he started the SBMT Student Chapter at LACC
He has been a Research Scholar (Volunteer) with USC in the department of Urology in the past.
He is an avid numismatist and philatelist having won numerous awards and recognition in the field. In his free time he runs marathons – full and half.