“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences."

- Audre Lorde

The Moore Lab believes in action based on our values.

We seek to create a community that CHAMPIONS all trainees with the inclusion and appreciation of differences in gender, sexuality, disability, age, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and race or culture.

Aakanksha gave lab tours for the Multidisciplinary Research Experiences for Teachers (MRET) summer program on July 13. This NSF-funded program gave elementary school teachers the opportunity to learn more about research at the university.

Aakanksha and Nisha are elected officials! Aakanksha is the new president of WeBio and Nisha is the secretary of the SFB UF Chapter!

Lupus Awareness Month: Dr. Moore joins Wellness Talk; A UF Wellness Podcast as a guest to discuss lupus research and awareness (May 2022)

BlackInBME: Dr. Moore along with Dr. Simpson, Dr. Whittington, and Dr. Roberts created BlackInBME. Black in BME is a resource created by a collective of Black BME trainees and faculty to amplify, support, and foster community for all self-identifying Black people in BME (created June 2021).

MSE IDEA: Justin Silberman serves as a student representative on the Materials Science and Engineering Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access Coalition.

Moore Wealth: After graduating with $65,000 student loan debt, Dr. Moore wanted to help other minorities pursuing higher education. She founded a non-profit organization, Moore Wealth, which focuses on financial literacy through seminars and scholarships for students of color.

Littlewood Elementary Outreach: Dr. Moore shares our work with 5th graders through our partnership with Littlewood Elementary in Gainesville, FL!

Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers: Dr. Moore and Aakanksha tour students from the UF Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (Jan. 2022).

AfroBioTech: Dr. Moore co-chaired the AfroBioTech Conference for 2021. The goal of the conference is “to showcase the innovation, contributions, and leadership of our diverse engineering community while also inspiring the next generation of students and scholars” (Oct. 2021).

MRET: 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.

Your belief and your work will speak for you."

- Maya Angelou

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated."

- Maya Angelou