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Rashida M. Moore, D.V.M., Diplomate, ACLAM

Facility Veterinarian, Building 33

Comparative Medicine Branch

Major Areas of Research

  • Research support activities for emerging and re-emerging infectious disease studies


Dr. Moore is the facility veterinarian for the C.W. Bill Young Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, which includes an animal biosafety level 3 vivarium. Dr. Moore obtained her D.V.M. from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a three-year comparative medicine training program at the University of Michigan. As part of her training program, she characterized the effects of acute endothelial dysfunction in a mouse model of venous oxidative injury. Dr. Moore became specialty board certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine in 2010. She has worked with rodents, primates, rabbits, ferrets, and various other species. Her research interests include infectious diseases/pathology and vascular diseases/pathology.

Services Offered

  • Clinical veterinary care/management of multiple species used for infectious disease research (ABSL-2 and -3)
  • Research support for infectious disease studies
  • Colony management and regulatory oversight
  • Preventive medicine and disease surveillance

Selected Publications

Lester PA, Moore RM, Shuster KA, Myer DD. Anesthesia and analgesia. In: The laboratory rabbit, guinea pig, hamster, and other rodents, first edition. Suckow MA, Stevens KA, Wilson RP, eds. San Diego: Academic Press. 2012:34-56.

Kastenmayer RJ, Moore RM, Bright AL, Torres-Cruz R, Elkins WR. Select agent and toxin regulations: beyond the eighth edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 2012 May;51(3):333-8.

Moore R, Hawley A, Sigler R, Farris D, Wrobleski S, Ramacciotti E, Myers D. Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 is an early marker of acute endothelial dysfunction in a rodent model of venous oxidative injury. Ann Vasc Surg. 2009 Jul-Aug;23(4):498-505.

Last Updated September 26, 2013