Shannon Moore, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

Dr. Shannon Moore is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan and at the Michigan Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Moore is both an engineer and neuroscientist by training and has been a driving force in uncovering and describing novel forms of learning-related plasticity in the hippocampus as well as leveraging genetically diverse mouse strains to model heterogeneity of neurobehavioral disorders. She has extensive experience in the molecular, electrophysiological, and behavioral characterization of gene knock-in and knock-out mice in the context of cognitive aging. Lastly, Dr. Moore has spearheaded efforts at the University of Michigan to implement the Patch-seq method extend its use to behaviorally characterized, genetically diverse aging and Alzheimer’s disease mice. Her team, along with Dr. Catherine Kaczorowski, has successfully implemented Patch-seq in their labs and is poised to use this platform to interrogate the molecular, functional, and structural factors underlying resilience to cognitive aging and causal AD mutations.

Funded Research

These projects were made possible from Cure Alzheimer's Fund support.