Tara L. Moore, PhD

Associate Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology

Tara Moore
617.638.4054
700 Albany St Ctr for Adv Biomed Res

Biography

Dr. Moore’s primary research interests involve the investigation of the recovery of fine motor function and re-organization of the motor cortex following cortical injury. Using a non-human primate (NHP) model of cortical injury developed with Dr. Rosene, she is establishing the rate and pattern of recovery of fine motor function of the hand and the histopathological response of the brain to injury in this model with young and aged NHPs. Additional studies with this model include assessing the efficacy of various therapeutics to enhance the recovery of function following ischemia. A current study includes investigating the role of exosomes as a restorative treatment to facilitate recovery of function following cortical injury. This work is being conducted in collaboration with researchers at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI.

Finally, as part of my role as director of the MS in Forensic Anthropology I also participate in studies of the rate and process of decomposition in a cold climate using a porcine model.

Other Positions

  • Associate Professor, Neurology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

Education

  • Boston University School of Medicine, PhD
  • Univ Calgary, BA

Publications

  • Published on 5/14/2022

    Medalla M, Chang W, Ibañez S, Guillamon-Vivancos T, Nittmann M, Kapitonava A, Busch SE, Moore TL, Rosene DL, Luebke JI. Layer-specific pyramidal neuron properties underlie diverse anterior cingulate cortical motor and limbic networks. Cereb Cortex. 2022 05 14; 32(10):2170-2196. PMID: 34613380.

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  • Published on 11/26/2021

    Moore TL, Young DA, Killiany RJ, Fonseca KR, Volfson D, Gray DL, Balice-Gordon R, Kozak R. The Effects of a Novel Non-catechol Dopamine Partial Agonist on Working Memory in the Aged Rhesus Monkey. Front Aging Neurosci. 2021; 13:757850. PMID: 34899271.

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  • Published on 11/15/2021

    Uprety A, Moss MB, Rosene DL, Killiany RJ, Moore TL. Curcumin improves reversal learning in middle-aged rhesus monkeys. Behav Neurosci. 2022 Apr; 136(2):126-138. PMID: 34780208.

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  • Published on 10/13/2021

    Zhang J, Buller BA, Zhang ZG, Zhang Y, Lu M, Rosene DL, Medalla M, Moore TL, Chopp M. Exosomes derived from bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells promote remyelination and reduce neuroinflammation in the demyelinating central nervous system. Exp Neurol. 2022 01; 347:113895. PMID: 34653510.

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  • Published on 10/9/2021

    Bottenfield KR, Bowley BGE, Pessina MA, Medalla M, Rosene DL, Moore TL. Sex differences in recovery of motor function in a rhesus monkey model of cortical injury. Biol Sex Differ. 2021 10 09; 12(1):54. PMID: 34627376.

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  • Published on 7/1/2021

    Farris CW, Killiany RJ, O'Donoghue E, Koo BB, Wainford RD, Moss MB, Rosene DL, Moore TL. The relationship of age and hypertension with cognition and gray matter cerebral blood volume in a rhesus monkey model of human aging. Behav Neurosci. 2021 Oct; 135(5):680-692. PMID: 34197136.

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  • Published on 6/16/2021

    Brooks C, Shaafi Kabiri N, Bhangu J, Cai X, Pickering E, Erb MK, Auerbach S, Bonato P, Moore TL, Mortazavi F, Thomas K. The impact of chronotype on circadian rest-activity rhythm and sleep characteristics across the week. Chronobiol Int. 2021 11; 38(11):1575-1590. PMID: 34134581.

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  • Published on 4/1/2021

    Tsintou M, Dalamagkas K, Moore TL, Rathi Y, Kubicki M, Rosene DL, Makris N. The use of hydrogel-delivered extracellular vesicles in recovery of motor function in stroke: a testable experimental hypothesis for clinical translation including behavioral and neuroimaging assessment approaches. Neural Regen Res. 2021 Apr; 16(4):605-613. PMID: 33063708.

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  • Published on 2/16/2021

    Batterman KV, Cabrera PE, Moore TL, Rosene DL. T Cells Actively Infiltrate the White Matter of the Aging Monkey Brain in Relation to Increased Microglial Reactivity and Cognitive Decline. Front Immunol. 2021; 12:607691. PMID: 33664743.

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  • Published on 11/29/2020

    Go V, Sarikaya D, Zhou Y, Bowley BGE, Pessina MA, Rosene DL, Zhang ZG, Chopp M, Finklestein SP, Medalla M, Buller B, Moore TL. Extracellular vesicles derived from bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells enhance myelin maintenance after cortical injury in aged rhesus monkeys. Exp Neurol. 2021 03; 337:113540. PMID: 33264634.

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