July 1, 2019

Welcome Bethany B Moore, PhD, Acting Chair of Microbiology & Immunology

We are very happy to announce that Dr. Bethany B. Moore has accepted the position of acting chair of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, and her term begins July 1, 2019.

Dr. Moore is currently the Galen B. Toews, M.D. Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Professor of Microbiology & Immunology; and Director of the Graduate Program in Immunology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Moore is an internationally recognized expert in the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis, and in the regulation of innate and adaptive immunity after stem cell transplantation. Her research includes use of animal modeling and human translational approaches to investigate regulation of lung pathogenesis by chemokines, eicosanoids, matricellular proteins, fibrocytes, bacteria, and viruses.

Dr. Moore has had continuous NIH grant funding as a principal investigator since 1998. Early in her career, she received a Sigma Xi Award, a Young Investigator Award from the Central Society for Clinical Research, and a Career Development Award from the American Lung Association of Michigan. In 2011, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Immunology Program honored Dr. Moore with its Distinguished Alumnus Award. In 2014, she received a Recognition Award for Scientific Accomplishment from the American Thoracic Society and was inducted that same year into the University of Michigan’s League of Research Excellence. Dr. Moore has published >180 peer-reviewed research articles in prominent journals, including The Journal of Clinical Investigation, The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Mucosal Immunology, The Journal of Immunology, The American Journal of Physiology: Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology (AJP Lung) and the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology. Dr. Moore’s work is interdisciplinary and highly collaborative. Her publications span many research interest areas in microbiology and immunology, including viruses, bacteria, and the microbiome.

Dr. Moore has served as a permanent member of the Lung Injury Remodeling and Repair Study Section for the NIH. She has been both Associate Editor and Section Editor of The Journal of Immunology and chaired the Publication Committee for the American Association of Immunologists. She was an Associate Editor for AJP Lung and is a new Associate Editor for JCI Insight. She has also held numerous leadership positions within The American Thoracic Society. Dr. Moore has served as Web Director and as former Chair of the Assembly on Allergy, Immunology and Inflammation (AII) as well  as serving as chair of the AII Membership, Long Range Planning, and Program Committees. At the University of Michigan, in addition to directing the Immunology program, Dr. Moore has chaired the Biomedical Research Council and the University Committee on the Use and Care of Animals. She was the Director of the Postdoctoral Translational Scholars Program of the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research.  She has served on numerous medical school and university-wide committees, including ADVANCE faculty launch committees and STRIDE, faculty search committees, Mentoring Others Results in Excellence (MORE) and the Rackham MCubed Review Committee.

As a dedicated mentor, Dr. Moore has served as the primary mentor of 9 Ph.D. students, as co-mentor of 3 Ph.D. students, as mentor of 31 clinical and postdoctoral fellows, and mentor of numerous undergraduate students. Dr. Moore has also served on 44 Ph.D. dissertation committees. She has served as an R01 Bootcamp Coach for faculty. In April 2019, she received the prestigious University of Michigan Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award.

Congratulations to Dr. Bethany B. Moore on this new appointment. The Department is very happy and excited to work with her!