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Marianne Moore

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Asst Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2780
Biography

Marianne Moore attended the Evergreen State College as an undergraduate, receiving a bachelor's degree in 2002. In 2010, she received her doctorate in ecology, behavior and evolution from Boston University, under the direction of Professor Thomas Kunz. Her dissertation utilized a large field-based study to describe the immune responses of little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus) affected by the emergent bat fungal disease white-nose syndrome (WNS). Other graduate work focused on the ecology of rabies in big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) and the immunological effects of mercury contamination on little brown myotis. Postdoctoral research with Professor DeeAnn Reeder at Bucknell University provided Moore with experience experimentally testing species-specific differences in physiological responses to infection by the WNS causative agent, Pseudogymnoascus destructans. In 2013, she was awarded an National Institutes of Health-funded postdoctoral fellowship through the Stony Brook University (NY-CAPS) Institutional Research and Career Development Award (IRACDA). As an IRACDA postdoctoral scholar, Moore received formal training in pedagogy. She also expanded her research experiences to studying the evolution of immune system genes and describing genetic correlates of resistance to WNS using high throughput sequencing techniques. In 2015, Moore joined Arizona State University on the Polytechnic campus as an assistant professor in animal ecology.

Education
  • Ph.D. Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, Boston University 2010
  • B.S. Evergreen State College 2002
Research Group

Marianne Moore uses ecological, physiological and evolutionary tools to examine relationships between wildlife and their pathogens. Funded by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Moore and collaborators are describing characteristics of surviving bat populations in the area affected by white-nose syndrome (WNS). This research is utilizing proteomics, bioinformatics, population genetics and functional assays to uncover mechanisms underlying resistance to WNS and to investigate potential methods of control. Moore is also establishing an Arizona research program to describe aspects of bat natural history, ecology and physiology that may help predict the impact of WNS on western species. She is also conducting pilot studies to evaluate relationships between nutrition and immunity with the goal of launching an additional long-term research program in ecological and evolutionary immunology.

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 360Animal Physiology
ABS 467Comparative Immunology
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 360Animal Physiology
ABS 494Special Topics
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 360Animal Physiology
ABS 394Special Topics
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 360Animal Physiology
ABS 494Special Topics
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 360Animal Physiology
ABS 394Special Topics
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 360Animal Physiology
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 360Animal Physiology