Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatrics
- MD, Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
Structure and Function of the GI Tract in the Context of Childhood Nutrition, Growth, Immunity, and Host-microbe Interactions
The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is the largest tissue interface of humans with their environment, providing a massive surface area for: 1) the absorption of energy from food for growth and sustenance and 2) symbiosis with—or defense against—trillions of gut microbes. The Moore Lab studies the structure and function of the GI tract in the context of childhood nutrition, growth, immunity, and host-microbe interactions. We draw inspiration from the children whom we care for locally at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital and, globally, by the search for breakthroughs to accelerate progress towards Sustainable Development Goals 2 and 3.