Erika Moore is from Highlands Ranch, Colorado although she was born and raised in Menlo Park, California and spent 4 years in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering in May 2013. During her undergraduate career, Erika primarily worked in Dr. Warren Grayson’s lab examining adipose-derived stem cells application in bone tissue engineering. During an REU, Erika worked in Dr. Lonnie Shea’s lab investigating biomaterial applications in spinal cord regeneration. Erika also worked for Merck & Co. via the Future Talent Intern program.
Erika has been recognized and awarded the following accolades: NSF Graduate Research Program Fellowship, Ford Foundation Fellowship, Dean’s Graduate Fellowship and James B. Duke Fellowship via the Duke University Graduate School. She is also a member of Tau Beta Pi Society, currently holds 1 provisional patent and is listed on 5 peer reviewed publications.
Currently, Erika’s research focuses on probing the role of macrophages in vascular development within a biomimetic hydrogel system. Erika is a big fan of dancing, singing, and hanging out with undergrads (per her role as a Graduate Resident).
- Hutton, D. L., Kondragunta, R., Moore, E. M., Hung, B. P., Jia, X., & Grayson, W. L. (2014). Tumor Necrosis Factor Improves Vascularization in Osteogenic Grafts Engineered with Human Adipose-Derived Stem/Stromal Cells. PloS one,9(9), e107199.
- Hutton D.L.; Logsdon E.A.; Moore E.M.; Mac Gabhann F.; Gimble J.M.; and Grayson W.L. “Vascular Morphogenesis of Adipose-Derived Stem Cells is Mediated by Heterotypic Cell-Cell Interactions,” Tissue Engineering: Part A. 2012, 18(15-16): 1729-1740.
- Kim J.; Buchbinder N.; AmmanuelS.; Kim R.; Moore E.; et. al. “Cost-effective Therapeutic Hypothermia Treatment Device for Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy,” Medical Devices: Evidence and Research. 2013.
- Hutton D.L.; Moore E.M.; Gimble J.M.; and Grayson W.L. “PDGF and Spatiotemporal Cues Induce Development of Vascularized Bone Tissue by Adipose-derived Stem Cells,” Tissue Engineering: Part A. 2013.