Diego A. Morales-Scheihing, PhD

Associate Director, Laboratory Services  

I started my formation as a neuroscientist at the Mitchell Center for Alzheimer’s Disease at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, where I worked for seven years and completed my Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences with a focus in neurosciences. I have always been interested in basic science, but how to translate our research findings to patients (clinical research) is what has driven my career. I focused my scientific training on studying the mechanism and progression of protein misfolding disorders by the prion-like mechanism and their transmission. In my doctorate, I tested the proof of concept that type II Diabetes Mellitus, a protein misfolding disorder, could be transmitted by a prion-like mechanism using cell culture and animal models.

After that, I dedicated my research and scientific training at the BRAINS Research group at the same institution on age-related disorders, such as stroke, cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA), Alzheimer’s, Inflammageing, neuroimmunology, and the gut-brain axis.

I have acquired a deep understanding of biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology techniques during my training. Also, I have over 15 years of experience working with different transgenic animal models.

Today, I am the Associate Director of Laboratory Services and lead the Research and Development department at Coriell Institute for Medical Research.


PhD - Los Andes University/UT Health

MBA - Arkansas State University

BA - Austral University, Valdivia, Chile


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