Michael J. Moore

Michael J. Moore

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Phone: (504) 247-1919

526 Lindy Boggs Center
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118

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  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE, 1999 B.S. Biological Systems Engineering
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester MN, 2005 Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA,
  • The Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, 2007 Post-doc

Research Interests

The focus of our laboratory is to develop in vitro models of neural growth, physiology, and disease by manipulating the chemical and physical extracellular microenvironment.  Toward this end, we employ a number of microengineering technologies such as microscale tissue engineering, novel nanomaterials, microfabrication, digital light projection microscopy, and optical modes of electrophysiological stimulation and recording.

Courses Taught

Fall: BMEN 3400/6400 - Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering

Fall: BMEN 3401/6401 - Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering Lab
BMEN 4930 - BS-MS Thesis 
Fall: COLQ 1025 - The Future of Health Care (Honors)
Spring: BMEN 4930 - BS-MS

Honors and Awards

  • Invention disclosure Enhancement Award (2012)
  • Oliver Fund Scholar Award of Tulane University (2012)
  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, 2011
  • Alpha Eta Mu Beta Biomedical Engineering Teacher of the Year, 2009, 2011
  • Tulane Research Enhancement Fund Award, 2007
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (National Institutes of Health) 2003-2005

Selected Publications

CurleyJ L, Horn-Ranney E L, Catig G C, Moore M J. Sensory axon guidance with Semaphorin 6A and Nerve Growth Factor in a biomimetic choice point model.JNeurosciMethods,Inpress.

Horn-Ranney E L, Curley J L, Catig G C,Huval R M, Moore M J. Structural and molecular micro patterning of dual hydrogel constructs forneural growth models using photo chemical strategies. BiomedMicrodev2013,15(1):49-61.

Curley J L & Moore M J. Facile micro patterning of dual hydrogel systems for 3D models of neurite outgrowth. JBiomedMaterResA2011,99(4):532-43.

Curley J L, Jennings S R, Moore M J. Fabrication of micro patterned neural culture systems using dynamic mask projection photolithography.JVisExp2011,48:e2636.

George P M, Saiga l R, Lawlor M W, Moore M J, LaVan D A, Marini R P,Selig M, Makhni M, Burdick J A, Langer R, Kohane D S.Three-dimensional conductive constructs for nerve regeneration.J BiomedMaterResA2009,91(2):519-27.

deRuiter C G, Spinner R J, Malessy M J A, Moore M J, Sorenson E J, Currier B L,Yaszemski M J, Windebank A J.Accuracy of motor axon regeneration across auto graft, single lumen,and multichannel PLGAnervetubes.Neurosurgery2008,63 (1):144-53.

Jiang C, Moore M J, Zhang X, Klassen H, Langer R, Young M. Intravitreal injections of GDNF- loaded biodegradable microspheresare neuro protective in a rat model of glaucoma.MolVis 2007,13:1783-92.

Moore M J, Friedman J A, Lewellyn E B, Mantila S M, Krych A J, Knight A M, LuL,Currier B L, Spinner R J, Marsh R W, Windebank A J, Yaszemski M J.Multiple-channel scaffolds to promote spinal cord axon regeneration.Biomaterials2006,27(3):419-29.

Moore M J,J abbari E, Ritman E L, LuL,Currier B L, Windebank A J, Yaszemski M J.Quantitative analysis of interconnectivity of porous biodegradable scaffolds with micro-CT.JBiomed MaterResA2004,71(2):258-67.

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