Name: Craig Moore PhD
Affiliation: Assistant Professor Neuroimmunology
Cross-appointed to Discipline of Medicine Neurology
Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience and Brain Repair Tier 2
Division of BioMedical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Dr. Craig Moore is currently and Assistant Professor in the Division of BioMedical Sciences and Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Neuroscience and Brain Repair at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr. Moore’s primary research interests include basic and clinical neuroimmunology, glial cell biology, elucidating pathogenic mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, and novel drug and biomarker discovery. The overall goal of his research program is to discover how the immune system mediates cell-specific injury and repair mechanisms in the central nervous system. More specifically, Dr. Moore’s laboratory bridges the disciplines of basic and clinical neuroimmunology, and provides trainees the opportunity and resources to test novel hypotheses in the context of key disease-relevant molecules that are involved in the pathophysiological mechanisms related to MS. In particular, his research on microRNAs in the field of myeloid cell biology has provided compelling evidence that microRNAs are potential biomarkers and novel therapeutic targets in neuroinflammatory diseases such as MS. Dr. Moore’s laboratory is currently funded by operating grants from the Canada Research Chair Program, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.