Moore Lab

At Moore Lab, we study the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, the largest tissue interface of humans with their environment. The GI tract absorbs energy from food for growth and sustenance, and partners with—or defends against—trillions of gut microbes.

Specifically, we study the structure and function of the GI tract during childhood. We aim to make discoveries surrounding nutrition, growth, immunity, and host-microbe interactions.


UVA Honors Its Leading Researchers at Boar's Head Banquet

Dr. Sean Moore was awarded the Research Mentor Award!

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Research Trainee Competition placement

We are proud to announce Dr. Ajay Kumar’s successful placement of the Research Trainee Competition.
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Intercellular Coupling of the Cell Cycle and Circadian Clock in Adult Stem Cell Culture

The molecular paper recommended by the F1000 faculty as being of special significance in its field.
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UVA Researchers: Body Controls Replacement of Cells that Line Gut

Researchers say that a discovery could let doctors figure out when to give certain treatments and vaccines for best effect in patients.
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Med Students Present at the Medical Student Research Symposium

This week Jesse Zhao and Michelle Yeghyayan, medical students who worked with us in the lab over the summer, presented their work at the Medical Student Research Symposium at UVA.…

Mini-Medical School at the Moore Lab – 10/3/18

  Our lab had the exciting opportunity to host members of the Charlottesville/Albemarle community for a visit to the lab as part of the Mini-Medical School here at the University…

Moore lab sweeps DDW

2018 Digestive Disease Week in Washington, D.C. was a great success this year! DDW is the largest and most prestigious meeting in the world for the GI professional. Every year…

Drs. Syed and Ali make the news!

Dr. Sana Syed and our collaborator Dr. Asad Ali at Aga Khan University made the news for their work on using machine learning to improve disease diagnosis. Their work was…

Welcome new summer medical students!

We would like to wish a warm welcome to our second year summer medical students, Jesse Zhou and Michelle Yeghyayan. Jesse will be working with Drs. Moore and Luzader investigate the relationship…


You can’t treat a problem until you diagnose it.

Today I stand with @delegateaird, @VaBlackCaucus, @vakids, @GovernorVA’s Office & many others in declaring racism a #publichealth crisis. Learn more about JR 537:

Congratulations to @JenniferBurnsed on being elected to @SocPedResearch! Her work focuses on behavioral and cognitive deficits after hypoxia & ischemia in a mouse model. Learn more about Dr Burnsed's work here: #WomenInMedicine #WomenInSTEM @UVAPediatrics

Sometimes science is just so cool. In @NatureMedicine: The distribution of cellular turnover in the human body

The rate of turnover is 330 billion cells/day (4 million cells/second). 🤯 Blood cells make up about 90% by number but only 40% by mass.

On March 25, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. visited the University of Virginia and gave a resounding speech at Cabell Hall. Today, we review some local articles about his visit to Charlottesville. #MLKDay2021 #UVACommunityMLK

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