Dr. Morse is born in New York City, New York to Murray H. and Phyllis Morse.
Dr. Morse graduates from the Bronx High School of Science.
Dr. Morse receives a Bachelor of Science from the City College of New York and begins his career as a trainee with the National Science Foundation in the Department of Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Morse becomes a research assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Morse receives a Master of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Morse receives a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and becomes a research fellow of the National Cancer Institute at the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Dr. Morse becomes an instructor of microbiology in the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Dr. Morse becomes an assistant professor of microbiology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Dr. Morse becomes a research associate at The Rockefeller University.
Dr. Morse serves as chair of the Conference on Emerging Viruses with the National Institutes of Health, which led him to begin writing his book. He is also promoted to assistant professor at The Rockefeller University.
Dr. Morse serves as a consultant for the Office of Technology Assessment in the United States Congress.
Dr. Morse marries Marilyn Gewirtz on February 17.
Dr. Morse writes the book, “Emerging Viruses,” which was selected by American Scientific Magazine among the Top 100 Scientific Books of the Twentieth Century.
Dr. Morse writes the book, “Evolutionary Biology of Viruses.”
Dr. Morse becomes the program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and joins the adjunct faculty at The Rockefeller University. He is also appointed chair of the microbiology section of the New York Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Morse becomes the director of the Center for Public Health Preparedness at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.
Dr. Morse becomes a full professor at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.
Dr. Morse becomes the director of the USAID Predict Project.
Dr. Morse joins the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity.
Dr. Morse is honored with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who.