Atlanta Metropolitan State College



Derrick J. Morton, Ph.D. Morton

Division of Science, Math, and Health Professions
Adjunct Instructor
Ph.D., Biological Sciences, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta,May 2016
B.S., Biological Sciences, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, May 2009

Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Phone: 678-623-1171

List of Courses Taught:



Korang-Yeboah, M., Patel, D., Derrick J. Morton, Sharma, P., Gorantla, Y., Joshi, J., Nagappan, P., Pallaniappan, R., & Chaudhary, J. Intra-tumoral delivery of functional ID4 protein via PCL/maltodextrin nano-particle inhibits prostate cancer growth. Oncotarget. 2016 Jul 30. PMID: PMC27487149

Komaragiri SK, Bostanthirige DH, Derrick J. Morton, Patel D, Joshi J, Upadhyay S, Chaudhary J. ID4 promotes AR expression and blocks tumorigencity of PC3 prostate cancer cells. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2016 Jul 25. PMID: PMC27462022

Leyla Rohani*, Derrick J. Morton*, Xiao-Qian Wang, Jaideep Chaudhary. Relative stability of wild type and mutant p53 core domain: A Molecular Dynamic Study. Journal of Computational Biology 2015 Dec 16. PMID: PMC26675082 *Authors contributed equally to this study; therefore share first authorship

Divya Patel, Derrick J. Morton, Jason Carey, Matthew C. Havrda, and Jaideep Chaudhary. Inhibitor of Differentiation 4 (ID4) from Development to Cancer. Biochim Biophys Acta (BBAReviews on Cancer). 2014 Dec 12. PMID: PMC25512197 (Invited Review Article)

Smith BN, Burton LJ, Henderson V, Randle DD, Derrick J. Morton, Basil A. Smith, Latonia Taliaferro-Smith, Peri Nagappan, Clayton Yates, Majd Zayzafoon, Leland W. K. Chung, Valerie A. Odero-Marah. Snail Promotes Epithelial Mesenchymal Transition in Breast Cancer Cells in Part via Activation of Nuclear ERK2. PLoS ONE. 14 Aug 2014. PMID: PMC25122124

Ashley E. Knowell, Divya Patel, Derrick J. Morton, Pankaj Sharma, Shanora Glymph, Jaideep Chaudhary. Id4 dependent acetylation restores mutant-p53 transcriptional activity. Molecular Cancer. 2013 Dec 13. PMID: PMC24330748

Vo BT, Derrick Morton, Jr., Sharvan Komaragiri, AC Millena, C Leath, Shafiq Khan. TGF-β effects on prostate cancer cell migration and invasion are mediated by PGE2 through activation of PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway. Endocrinology. 2013 May; 154(5): 1768-79. PMID: PMC23515290