Michael J. Moore

Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering

(504) 247-1919
School of Science & Engineering
Michael Moore


530 Lindy Boggs Center
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118

Courses Taught

BMEN 6220: Neural Microengineering

BMEN 6710: Departmental Seminar

Education & Affiliations

University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE, 1999 B.S. Biological Systems Engineering;
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester MN, 2005 Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering;
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA;
The Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, 2007 Post-doc


Research Interests

The focus of our laboratory is to develop in vitro models of neural growth, physiology, and disease by manipulating the chemical and physical extracellular microenvironment.  Toward this end, we employ a number of microengineering technologies such as microscale tissue engineering, novel nanomaterials, microfabrication, digital light projection microscopy, and optical modes of electrophysiological stimulation and recording.

Honors and Awards

  • Weiss Presidential Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship (2019)
  • Tulane Innovation Fund Award (2018)
  • Insight Into Diversity magazine’s Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award (2017)
  • Tulane Brain Institute Marko Spark Fund Award (2016)
  • Invention Disclosure Enhancement Award (2012)
  • Oliver Fund Scholar Award of Tulane University (2012)
  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation (2011)
  • AHMB Biomedical Engineering Teacher of the Year, Tulane University (2009, 2011, 2015)

Publications and Patents