Honors & Awards
Congrats to DOCTOR Aakanksha Jha who successfully defended her PhD from UF BME!April 2023
Congrats to Michele and Justin for Honorable Mention STAR Awards at Society for Biomaterials Conference!March 2023
Dr. Moore was awarded the Early Career EDGE in Tech Athena Awards!January 2023
Dr. Moore has been named an Emerging Scholar, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education’s!
Dr. Moore at the Cardiovascular Healthcare Disparities: Physiological Gaps in Knowledge for the American Physiological Society Physiology Summit!April 2023
Holly presents updates on her work at UF's CTSI Research Day!April 2023
Alison, Holly, Justin, and Michele presented their work at the Society for Biomaterials Conference in San Diego, CA!March 2023
Holly and Justin presented their work at the Department of Rheumatology's grand rounds!March 2023
Aakanksha, Holly, Alison, Michele, and Michael on their presentations at UF SFB Biomaterials Day!
BME UNITE trails forward to provide a 6-Step Roadmap to Diversify Faculty Hiring in STEM! Read the article highlight from UMD here!July 2023
Aakanksha's paper focused on the use of SOCS-1KIR Peptide mimetic to direct macrophage function is out! Congrats Aakanksha!June 2023
Michele's paper entitled "Generation and characterization of two immortalized dermal fibroblast cell lines from the spiny mouse (Acomys)" is OUT in PLOSOne! AMAZING WORK, Michele!Feb 2023
Dr. Moore's postdoctoral contribution to understanding Helminth egg derivatives as pro- regenerative immunotherapies is published in PNAS! Congrats David!
The Moore Lab celebrates the end of the semester by painting ceramics at the Reitz Union!Summer 2023
Michele and Paulina secured internships at United Therapeutics! We are so excited for their impact!
Outreach (Part 2)
This Summer we welcomed Lara Larson as a UF SURF Student for a 10-week summer research program! More information about the UF SURF program can be found here. Lara is a third-year undergrad in biosystems engineering at the University of Kentucky. Read more here!
July 10-15, 2022
Dr. Moore co-lead the PowerHour for the GRC for ImmunoEngineering Conference! With Dr. Ruda, they focused on finances in academia!
July 13, 2022
Aakanksha volunteers with the NSF Multidisciplinary Research Experiences for Teachers (MRET) program, leading lab tours for local teachers!
As a Keystone Fellow, Dr. Moore spent her birthday at the Keystone Scientific Advisory Board meeting!
Honors & Awards
Congrats to Alison for receiving the Jonathan Hack Departmental Award!
Dr. Moore becomes the FIRST Black woman to be awarded the BMES Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award!
Congrats to Michele for being awarded a Travel Award for the 3rd international Conference on Tissue Repair, Regeneration, and Fibrosis!
Congrats to Justin who has been awarded training on a T32 Regenerative Medicine Training Grant (532DK074367-04)!
Dr. Moore was awarded the 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award! She is the first UF HWCOE faculty to receive this award!
April 8, 2022
Congrats to Dr. Moore for being awarded the 2021 Constellation Prize for Financial Literacy and Equity!
Dr. Moore shared our work at the GRC for ImmunoEngineering! Ancestry matters in immunology!
April 27 2022
Dr. Moore and Aakanksha presented their work at the Society for Biomaterials Conference in Baltimore, MD!
April 25th, 2022
Congrats to Dr. Moore and Aakansha on their oral presentations at the Society for Biomaterials Conference in Baltimore, MD!
April 7th, 2022
Congrats to Talia and Jessica for presenting their work at the UF Undergraduate Research Symposium!
February 15th, 2022
Dr. Moore and Dr. Allen share why ancestry must be considered in our biomedical science endeavors! Hear their perspectives in the UF "From Florida" podcast!
January 27th, 2022
Aakanksha received high praise for her clear and engaging presentation of her work at NC State! This was her first public oral presentation!
Justin published his article in Cells Tissues Organs! Talia and Jessica helped to write this paper!
March 28th, 2022
Holly's article focuses on mouse models of systemic lupus erythematosus to understand cardiovascular disease in lupus.
February 18th 2022
Dr. Moore publishes a commentary in Science on her debt and her motivation to empower other students.
Outreach (Part 1)
Erika volunteers at the SACNAS panel titled, "Grant Writing for Graduate Students." You can view the video here!
May 4, 2022
Holly volunteers to lead tours for Miami Dade transfer students in collaboration with HWCOE engineering extension and outreach programs
April 22, 2022
Holly volunteers to lead tours for Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers students
January 28, 2022
Dr. Moore and Aakanksha toured students from the UF Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers in Jan. 2022.
January 13, 2022
Dr. Moore volunteers at Littlewood Elementary to speak with 5th graders about following their passions and studying biomaterials!
June 16, 2022
Congrats to Holly for coming in 2nd place in the BME Art of Research Photo Contest for her entry "Baskets of Roses"!
March 30, 2022
Congrats to Michael and Jessica who have been selected as University Scholars!
February 15th, 2022
Dr. Moore and Dr. Allen are featured in the From Florida podcast where they shared their perspectives on increasing diversity in biomedical sciences through cell ancestry!
Congrats to Dr. Moore for being selected as a KeyStone Fellow! She will join Scientific Advisory Board meetings for 2022!
Dr. Moore becomes the first UF HWCOE faculty member to receive the 3M Non-Tenure Faculty Award!
The Moore Lab was awarded the NIH NIGMS R35 Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) for Early Stage Investigators! This $1.8 million grant will support our efforts in ancestry-centered work in wound healing!
Dr. Moore is awarded the Lupus Research Alliance Career Development Award. This $600,000 work focuses on understanding ancestral contributions to monocyte function in lupus!
The Moore Lab held our first Lab Retreat!! We traveled to Bradenton to reflect on what we’ve accomplished and plan for the future!
Nov and Dec 2022
Congrats to Aakanksha and Justin for passing their preliminary thesis examinations!
We continued our tradition of our Lab Giving and had a blast celebrating our lab community!
July 6, 2022
Moore Lab celebrates our 2nd Birthday!
Congratulations to Holly for being awarded the UF-FIU research fellowship. Check out the press release here.
April 20, 2021
The Moore lab’s first review article titled “Modeled vascular microenvironments: immune-endothelial cell interactions in vitro” was published!
March 31, 2021
Read Justin Silberman’s first published review article titled “Macrophages in microgravity: the impact of space on immune cells”.
Graduate students at HWLEE formed WEBiO (Wertheim Engineers’ Biotech Organization).
July 19, 2021
When the students become gurus! Justin, Holly and Aakanksha teach Biomaterials and what the Moore lab does to K-5 Elementary school teachers as part of The University of Florida Multidisciplinary Research Experiences for Teachers (MRET) program.
Dr. Moore was an invited speaker at the National Academies of Engineering, Sciences and Medicine Forum.
May 27, 2021
January 14, 2021
Inaugural Black Voices in Research Storytelling Event from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST. The UF CSTI Diversity and Cultural Competence Council (DC3) are providing a platform for black biomedical researchers to amplify their stories and enrich UF’s diverse research community.
Dr. Moore served as a conference chair for AfroBioTech!
October 12-15, 2021
The Moore Lab presented at BMES 2021! Dr Moore was an invited speaker.
Congrats to Holly and Aakanksha for receiving Travel grants for BMES 2021!
March 26, 2021
Justin, Holly and Aakanksha will be presenting their work at the 10th Annual Biomaterials Day research symposium!
April 20, 2021
Honors & Awards
Congrats to Justin for being selected as the MSE department representative for the college student council.
Congrats to Aakanksha for receiving the Outstanding Achievement Award for international students!
Congratulations to Justin for being selected for the NextProf Pathfinder program!
March 30, 2021
Congrats to Talia and Jessica who have been selected as University Scholars!
Moore Lab celebrates its One Year Anniversary!
December 1: Dr. Moore is selected as Forbes 30 Under 30 for 2021 in Health Care.
October 26-28: Dr. Moore was back at AFROBIOTECH! This time as Co-Chair of the Regenerative Engineering Session with Dr. Ed Botchwey (GATECH). She also served on the organizing committee. We had a blast! Prepare to join us next year!
October 14: Dr. Moore was an invited speaker at the BMES 2020. She spoke about the roles of B cells in biomaterial-mediated wound healing in the Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine track.
September 11: The end of the N.M.R.N. SETH Grant Writing workshop! Dr. Moore found this experience so incredibly valuable!
July 6: Dr. Moore moves down to Gainesville and officially starts her position at UF! Go GATORS!
Dr. Moore and Dr. Elisseeff’s review, titled “The immune system and its contribution to variability in regenerative medicine" was published! Read why it’s critical to consider immunity in all regenerative products!
December 16, 2019: Dr. Moore is a participant in the N.R.M.N. SETH Grant writing workshop funded through the NIH
November 11, 2019: Dr. Moore co-chaired the Regenerative Engineering session at AICHE with Dr. Yusuf Khan (UCHC)
October 27, 2019: Dr. Moore is an invited speaker at the FIRST AfroBiotech Conference in Atlanta, GA!
September 25, 2019: Dr. Moore travels to Bowie State University Department of Natural Sciences to talk with students and give a talk!
September 6, 2019: Dr. Moore travels to The Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland College Park to give a talk!
July 2019: Dr. Moore attended the Gordon Research Conference on Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
May 20-21, 2019: Dr. Moore attended the NIH Future Research Leaders Conference where she presented the work of the lab
November 26, 2018: Dr Moore was invited to give a lecture at JHU BME titled "Utilizing Poly (ethylene glycol)-based Hydrogels to Manipulate Immune Cells in Vessel Development"
July 2018: Dr Moore began her Postdoctoral Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Biomedical Engineering working with Dr Jennifer Elisseeff.
May 2018: Dr Moore accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida starting in July 2020.