Dr Stephen Moore

Stephen Robert Moore, PhD, FACMG

Stephen Moore

Dr. Moore is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics, is the Assistant Director of the Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory of the OHSU Knight Diagnostic Laboratories, and is a Clinical Molecular Genetics Fellow (Active Candidate) in the Medical Genetics Training Program.  He is ABMG Board-Certified in Clinical Cytogenetics, completed his Clinical Cytogenetics Training in 2009 at Cedars-Sinai (UCLA Intercampus Medical Genetics Training Program) and joined OHSU in Fall of 2009 in his current posts.  He earned his undergraduate degree at Washington State University, his MSc in Biology from California State University (thesis with Dr. Steve Sommer at City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center) and his PhD in Environmental Toxicology from the University of California (thesis with Dr. Andrew Grosovsky). He was a Career Development Fellow with the United Kingdom Medical Research Council (MRC) Radiation and Genome Stability Unit in Harwell, Oxfordshire, the Gray Laboratory Cancer Research Trust in Northwood, and the MRC Molecular Hematology Laboratory at the University of Oxford, where he developed chromosomal assays and targeted radiation techniques for studying long-term effects of radiation exposure, also a focus of his PhD research.

Dr. Moore also had a short fellowship at City of Hope developing tools for chromosomal microarray analysis of single cells, where he later served as a consultant scientist. Presently, his laboratory interests include chromosomal microarray analysis for congenital disorders, with a particular interest in the contribution of more than one genetic change in an individual, the development of sequencing-based tests and panels for rare genetic disorders, and the development of genomic tools to guide personalized medicine into the future.  When he is not working, Dr. Moore enjoys hiking, traveling, wine-tasting and cooking with his fiancé, and is currently training for Nidan in Shotokan Karate.