Gareth J Morgan, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Medicine

Gareth Morgan


Gareth Morgan, PhD is a Research Assistant Professor at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. His research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of AL amyloidosis with the aim of developing new treatments for this disease.

Other Positions

  • Member, BU-BMC Cancer Center, Boston University
  • Member, Amyloidosis Center, Boston University
  • Member, Genome Science Institute, Boston University
  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students) , Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences


  • University of Sheffield, PhD
  • Imperial College London, BS


  • Published on 6/6/2023

    Yan NL, Morgan GJ, Petrassi HM, Wilson IA, Kelly JW. Pharmacological stabilization of the native state of full-length immunoglobulin light chains to treat light chain amyloidosis. Curr Opin Chem Biol. 2023 Aug; 75:102319. PMID: 37279624.

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  • Published on 4/18/2023

    Nau A, Shen Y, Sanchorawala V, Prokaeva T, Morgan GJ. Complete variable domain sequences of monoclonal antibody light chains identified from untargeted RNA sequencing data. Front Immunol. 2023; 14:1167235. PMID: 37143670.

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  • Published on 1/19/2022

    Yan NL, Nair R, Chu A, Wilson IA, Johnson KA, Morgan GJ, Kelly JW. Amyloidogenic immunoglobulin light chain kinetic stabilizers comprising a simple urea linker module reveal a novel binding sub-site. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2022 03 15; 60:128571. PMID: 35065233.

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  • Published on 10/30/2021

    Morgan GJ. Transient disorder along pathways to amyloid. Biophys Chem. 2022 02; 281:106711. PMID: 34839162.

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  • Published on 10/5/2021

    Morgan GJ, Buxbaum JN, Kelly JW. Light Chain Stabilization: A Therapeutic Approach to Ameliorate AL Amyloidosis. Hemato. 2021 Dec; 2(4):645-659. PMID: 35757512.

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  • Published on 6/11/2021

    Morgan GJ. Barriers to Small Molecule Drug Discovery for Systemic Amyloidosis. Molecules. 2021 Jun 11; 26(12). PMID: 34208058.

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  • Published on 5/3/2021

    Yan NL, Santos-Martins D, Nair R, Chu A, Wilson IA, Johnson KA, Forli S, Morgan GJ, Petrassi HM, Kelly JW. Discovery of Potent Coumarin-Based Kinetic Stabilizers of Amyloidogenic Immunoglobulin Light Chains Using Structure-Based Design. J Med Chem. 2021 05 13; 64(9):6273-6299. PMID: 33939422.

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  • Published on 9/12/2020

    Morgan GJ, Wall JS. The Process of Amyloid Formation due to Monoclonal Immunoglobulins. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2020 12; 34(6):1041-1054. PMID: 33099422.

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  • Published on 6/16/2020

    Yan NL, Santos-Martins D, Rennella E, Sanchez BB, Chen JS, Kay LE, Wilson IA, Morgan GJ, Forli S, Kelly JW. Structural basis for the stabilization of amyloidogenic immunoglobulin light chains by hydantoins. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2020 08 15; 30(16):127356. PMID: 32631553.

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  • Published on 8/14/2019

    Rennella E, Morgan GJ, Yan N, Kelly JW, Kay LE. The Role of Protein Thermodynamics and Primary Structure in Fibrillogenesis of Variable Domains from Immunoglobulin Light Chains. J Am Chem Soc. 2019 08 28; 141(34):13562-13571. PMID: 31364359.

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