Bethany Moore, PhD
Nancy Walls Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Professor of Internal Medicine
Microbiology and Immunology
1150 W. Medical Center Drive, 5641C MedSci II
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
[email protected]

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Bethany Moore, PhD
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  • About

    Bethany Beilue Moore earned her BA degree in Microbiology with a minor in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin in 1986. She earned her PhD in Immunology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1992. She performed post-doctoral fellowships at U.T. Southwestern until 1994 and at Stanford University from 1994-1997. She joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 1997 in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. In 2011, she became joint-appointed to the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. She served as the Director of the Graduate Program in Immunology from 2012-2019. In 2019, she became interim chair of Microbiology and Immunology and was named permanent chair in April, 2021.

    • Post-doctoral fellowship
      U.T. Southwestern, Internal Medicine
    • Post-doctroral fellowship
      Stanford University, Biology
    • PhD
      University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, 1992
    • BA
      University of Texas at Austin, Austin, 1986
    Center Memberships
    • Center Member
      Rogel Cancer Center
    • Center Member
      Center for Cell Plasticity and Organ Design
    • Center Member
      Caswell Diabetes Institute
    Research Overview

    Dr. Moore is broadly interested in the pathogenesis of respiratory infections, especially in compromised hosts. Her laboratory studies viral and bacterial pathogens in the setting of lung fibrosis, bone marrow transplantation and diabetes. She is also interested in innate immune cell function and contributions to homeostasis and disease.

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    • Preprint
      Dendritic Cell - Fibroblast Crosstalk via TLR9 and AHR Signaling Drives Lung Fibrogenesis.
      Carter H, Costa RM, Adams TS, Gilchrist T, Emch CE, Bame M, Oldham JM, Linderholm AL, Noth I, Kaminski N, Moore BB, Gurczynski SJ. 2024 Mar 17; DOI:10.1101/2024.03.15.584457
      PMID: 38559175
    • Journal Article
      Building Career Paths for Ph.D., Basic and Translational Scientists in Clinical Departments in the United States: An Official American Thoracic Society Workshop Report.
      Moore BB, Ballinger MN, Bauer NN, Blackwell TS, Borok Z, Budinger GRS, Camoretti-Mercado B, Erzurum SC, Himes BE, Keshamouni VG, Kulkarni HS, Mallampalli RK, Mariani TJ, Martinez FJ, McCombs JE, Newcomb DC, Johnston RA, O'Reilly MA, Prakash YS, Ridge KM, Sime PJ, Sperling AI, Violette S, Wilkes DS, Königshoff M. Ann Am Thorac Soc, 2023 Aug; 20 (8): 1077 - 1087. DOI:10.1513/AnnalsATS.202304-305ST
      PMID: 37526479
    • Journal Article
      Fibrotic Lung Disease Alters Neutrophil Trafficking and Promotes Neutrophil Elastase and Extracellular Trap Release.
      Warheit-Niemi HI, Huizinga GP, Edwards SJ, Wang Y, Murray SK, O'Dwyer DN, Moore BB. Immunohorizons, 2022 Dec 1; 6 (12): 817 - 834. DOI:10.4049/immunohorizons.2200083
      PMID: 36534439
    • Journal Article
      Myeloid- and Epithelial-derived Heparin-Binding Epidermal Growth Factor-like Growth Factor Promotes Pulmonary Fibrosis.
      Hult EM, Gurczynski SJ, O'Dwyer DN, Zemans RL, Rasky A, Wang Y, Murray S, Crawford HC, Moore BB. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol, 2022 Dec; 67 (6): 641 - 653. DOI:10.1165/rcmb.2022-0174OC
      PMID: 36036796
    • Journal Article
      Fibrotic lung disease inhibits immune responses to staphylococcal pneumonia via impaired neutrophil and macrophage function.
      Warheit-Niemi HI, Edwards SJ, SenGupta S, Parent CA, Zhou X, O'Dwyer DN, Moore BB. JCI Insight, 2022 Feb 22; 7 (4): DOI:10.1172/jci.insight.152690
      PMID: 34990413
    • Journal Article
      M2 macrophages have unique transcriptomes but conditioned media does not promote profibrotic responses in lung fibroblasts or alveolar epithelial cells in vitro.
      Hult EM, Gurczynski SJ, Moore BB. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol, 2021 Sep 1; 321 (3): L518 - L532. DOI:10.1152/ajplung.00107.2021
      PMID: 34231378
    • Journal Article
      Experimental Models of Infectious Pulmonary Complications Following Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation.
      Zhou X, Moore BB. Front Immunol, 2021 12: 718603 DOI:10.3389/fimmu.2021.718603
      PMID: 34484223
    • Journal Article
      Stem cell transplantation uncovers TDO-AHR regulation of lung dendritic cells in herpesvirus-induced pathology.
      Gurczynski SJ, Pereira NL, Hrycaj SM, Wilke C, Zemans RL, Moore BB. JCI Insight, 2021 Jan 25; 6 (2): DOI:10.1172/jci.insight.139965
      PMID: 33491663
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    Pat Schloss and Will Fitzsimmons receive 2023 EBS Awards
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    Beth Moore is quoted in the Associated Press