Tara L. Moore, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Anatomy & Neurobiology

PhD, Boston University School of Medicine

My 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, we are 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.

In addition, we are conducting studies with Pfizer, Inc to assess the efficacy of various pharmaceutical therapies for slowing or reversing age-related cognitive decline in non-human primates.

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.

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine

The efficacy of curcumin to facilitate recovery of function in a rhesus monkey model of cortical injury
09/30/2018 - 08/31/2019 (Multi-PI)
PI: Tara L. Moore, PhD
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Exosomes from bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells as a restorative treatment in a non-human primate model of cerebral injury
07/15/2017 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke

The effects of a D1 partial agonist on cognition and brain functionality in the rhesus monkey
01/15/2014 - 01/31/2017 (PI)
Pfizer, Inc.

Facilitating the Recovery of Function Following Stroke: The Efficacy of Inosine
09/01/2012 - 08/31/2015 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke

Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Koo BB, Calderazzo S, Bowley BGE, Kolli A, Moss MB, Rosene DL, Moore TL. Long-term effects of curcumin in the non-human primate brain. Brain Res Bull. 2018 Sep; 142:88-95.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29981358.
  2. Mella M, Schweitzer B, Mallet CR, Moore T, Botch-Jones S. Detection of Cocaine and Metabolites in Bone Following Decomposition Using 2D LC-MS-MS. J Anal Toxicol. 2018 May 01; 42(4):265-275.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29300918.
  3. Orczykowski ME, Arndt KR, Palitz LE, Kramer BC, Pessina MA, Oblak AL, Finklestein SP, Mortazavi F, Rosene DL, Moore TL. Cell based therapy enhances activation of ventral premotor cortex to improve recovery following primary motor cortex injury. Exp Neurol. 2018 07; 305:13-25.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29540323.
  4. Berger JM, Pokines JT, Moore TL. Analysis of Class Characteristics of Reciprocating Saws. J Forensic Sci. 2018 Nov; 63(6):1661-1672.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29464701.
  5. Moore TL, Bowley BGE, Shultz PL, Calderazzo SM, Shobin EJ, Uprety AR, Rosene DL, Moss MB. Oral curcumin supplementation improves fine motor function in the middle-aged rhesus monkey. Somatosens Mot Res. 2018 03; 35(1):1-10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29447046.
  6. Moore TL, Bowley B, Shultz P, Calderazzo S, Shobin E, Killiany RJ, Rosene DL, Moss MB. Chronic curcumin treatment improves spatial working memory but not recognition memory in middle-aged rhesus monkeys. Geroscience. 2017 12; 39(5-6):571-584.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29047012.
  7. Shobin E, Bowley MP, Estrada LI, Heyworth NC, Orczykowski ME, Eldridge SA, Calderazzo SM, Mortazavi F, Moore TL, Rosene DL. Microglia activation and phagocytosis: relationship with aging and cognitive impairment in the rhesus monkey. Geroscience. 2017 Apr; 39(2):199-220.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28238188; DOI: 10.1007/s11357-017-9965-y;.
  8. Santana SA, Bethard JD, Moore TL. Accuracy of Dental Age in Nonadults: A Comparison of Two Methods for Age Estimation Using Radiographs of Developing Teeth. J Forensic Sci. 2017 Sep; 62(5):1320-1325. PMID: 28150395; DOI: 10.1111/1556-4029.13434;.
  9. Newcomb AM, Pokines JT, Moore TL. Taphonomic Effects of Mechanical Plowing on Buried Juvenile-Sized Remains. J Forensic Sci. 2017 01; 62(1):67-73.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27864968; DOI: 10.1111/1556-4029.13259;.
  10. Pokines JT, Sussman R, Gough M, Ralston C, McLeod E, Brun K, Kearns A, Moore TL. Taphonomic Analysis of Rodentia and Lagomorpha Bone Gnawing Based Upon Incisor Size. J Forensic Sci. 2017 01; 62(1):50-66.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27859293; DOI: 10.1111/1556-4029.13254;.
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

cortical injury
non-human primates
pharmaceutical collaborations

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Contact for Mentoring:

700 Albany St Ctr for Adv Biomed Res
Boston MA 02118
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