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Kathryn B. Moore

Kathryn B. Moore, PhD

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments Primary - Neurobiology

Research Interests

  • Developmental Biology
  • Intercellular and Intracellular Signaling
  • Retina
  • Retinal Cell Biology
  • Embryology
  • Histology
  • Stem Cell Biology

Education History

Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Utah
Postdoctoral Fellow
The George Washington University Medical
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training University of Arizona
Pennsylvania State University

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Colbert-Getz JM, Lindsley J, Moore KB, Formosa T, Pippitt K (2022). Promotion of a Mastery Orientation to Learning in Medical School: Implementation of the Not Yet Pass Grade. Acad Med, 98(1), 52-56. (Read full article)
  2. Colbert-Getz JM, Lindsley J, Moore KB, Formosa T, Pippitt K (2022). Promoting a Mastery-Orientation to Learning in Medical School: Implementation of the Not Yet Pass Grade. Acad Med.
  3. Pippitt KA, Moore KB, Lindsley JE, Cariello PF, Smith AG, Formosa T, Moser K, Morton DA, Colbert-Getz JM, Chow CJ (2022). Assessment for Learning with Ungraded and Graded Assessments. Med Sci Educ, 32(5), 1045-1054. (Read full article)
  4. Moore KB, Bonnett R, Colbert-Getz JM (2020). A Process and Rubric for a Group to Review the Quality of a Medical Education Course/Clerkship. MedEdPORTAL, 16, 10911. (Read full article)
  5. Richards BF, Cardell EM, Chow CJ, Moore KB, Moorman KL, OConnor M, Hart SE (2019). Discovering the Benefits of Group Peer Review of Submitted Manuscripts. Teach Learn Med, 32(1), 104-109. (Read full article)
  6. Moore KB, Logan MA, Aldiri I, Roberts JM, Steele M, Vetter ML (2018). C8orf46 homolog encodes a novel protein Vexin that is required for neurogenesis in Xenopus laevis. Dev Biol, 437(1), 27-40. (Read full article)
  7. Willardsen M, Hutcheson DA, Moore KB, Vetter ML (2014). The ETS transcription factor Etv1 mediates FGF signaling to initiate proneural gene expression during Xenopus laevis retinal development. Mech Dev, 131, 57-67. (Read full article)
  8. Aldiri I, Moore KB, Hutcheson DA, Zhang J, Vetter ML (2013). Polycomb repressive complex PRC2 regulates Xenopus retina development downstream of Wnt/β-catenin signaling. Development, 140(14), 2867-78. (Read full article)
  9. Agathocleous M, Iordanova I, Willardsen MI, Xue XY, Vetter ML, Harris WA, Moore KB (2009). A directional Wnt/beta-catenin-Sox2-proneural pathway regulates the transition from proliferation to differentiation in the Xenopus retina. Development, 136(19), 3289-99. (Read full article)
  10. Willardsen MI, Suli A, Pan Y, Marsh-Armstrong N, Chien CB, El-Hodiri H, Brown NL, Moore KB, Vetter ML (2009). Temporal regulation of Ath5 gene expression during eye development. Dev Biol, 326(2), 471-81. (Read full article)
  11. Lee HS, Bong YS, Moore KB, Soria K, Moody SA, Daar IO (2006). Dishevelled mediates ephrinB1 signalling in the eye field through the planar cell polarity pathway. Nat Cell Biol, 8(1), 55-63. (Read full article)
  12. Van Raay TJ, Moore KB, Iordanova I, Steele M, Jamrich M, Harris WA, Vetter ML (2005). Frizzled 5 signaling governs the neural potential of progenitors in the developing Xenopus retina. Neuron, 46(1), 23-36. (Read full article)
  13. Hutcheson DA, Hanson MI, Moore KB, Le TT, Brown NL, Vetter ML (2005). bHLH-dependent and -independent modes of Ath5 gene regulation during retinal development. Development, 132(4), 829-39. (Read full article)
  14. Pandur PD, Dirksen ML, Moore KB, Moody SA (2004). Xenopus flotillin1, a novel gene highly expressed in the dorsal nervous system. Dev Dyn, 231(4), 881-7. (Read full article)
  15. Moore KB, Mood K, Daar IO, Moody SA (2004). Morphogenetic movements underlying eye field formation require interactions between the FGF and ephrinB1 signaling pathways. Dev Cell, 6(1), 55-67. (Read full article)
  16. Moore KB, Schneider ML, Vetter ML (2002). Posttranslational mechanisms control the timing of bHLH function and regulate retinal cell fate. Neuron, 34(2), 183-95. (Read full article)
  17. Moore KB, Moody SA (1999). Animal-vegetal asymmetries influence the earliest steps in retina fate commitment in Xenopus. Dev Biol, 212(1), 25-41. (Read full article)
  18. Chang JT, Esumi N, Moore K, Li Y, Zhang S, Chew C, Goodman B, Rattner A, Moody S, Stetten G, Campochiaro PA, Zack DJ (1999). Cloning and characterization of a secreted frizzled-related protein that is expressed by the retinal pigment epithelium. Hum Mol Genet, 8(4), 575-583. (Read full article)
  19. Moore KB, Oishi KK (1994). 3-Hydroxy-3-Methylglutaryl Coenzyme A Reductase Activity in the Endosperm of Maize vivipary Mutants. Plant Physiol, 105(1), 119-125. (Read full article)
  20. Moore KB, Oishi KK (1994). 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme a reductase activity in the endosperm of maize vivipary mutants. Plant Physiol, 105(1), 119-125. (Read full article)
  21. Moore KB, Oishi KK (1993). Characterization of 3-Hydroxy-3-Methylglutaryl Coenzyme A Reductase Activity during Maize Seed Development, Germination, and Seedling Emergence. Plant Physiol, 101(2), 485-491. (Read full article)
  22. Moore KB, Oishi KK (1993). Characterization of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase activity during maize seed development, germination, and seedling emergence. Plant Physiol, 101(2), 485-491. (Read full article)


  1. Vetter ML, Moore KB (2001). Becoming glial in the neural retina. [Review]. Dev Dyn, 221(2), 146-53. (Read full article)

Book Chapter

  1. Moore KB (2021). STAGE 1 Faculty Guide: Transition to Medical School. . In Sara Lamb and Senthil Kumar Rajasekaran (Eds.), Facilitating Effective Transitions Along the Medical Curriculum: A Handbook for Learners and Faculty Derived from Corporate Coaching. American Medical Association.
  2. Moore KB, Vetter ML (2007). Retinal Development. In Moody SA (Ed.), Principles of Developmental Genetics. Elsevier.
  3. Sullivan SA, Moore KB, Moody SA (1998). Early events in blastomere lineage determination. In Sally A. Moody (Ed.), Cell Lineage and Cell Fate Determination. New York: Academic Press.


  1. Schvaneveldt N, Editorial board members of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Academy of Health Science Educators (2022). Need for universal acceptance of preprinting by editors of journals of health profession education [Letter to the editor]. Perspect Med Educ.


  1. Nixon J, Sheridan L, Aronson J, Cariello P, Carroll R, Gilliland K, Holmstrom S, Kithas A, Moore K (2021). Aquifer Sciences Integrated Illness Scripts: Pulmonary Embolism (PE). Fall LH and Welson-Delfosse AL (Eds.).
  2. Tsolinas R, Wilkinson S, Moore KB (2020). How to SOLVE the Hidden Curriculum Conundrum: Student-led Reform. Accelerate Connect, University of Utah Health.
  3. Bee M, Cui D, Moore KB, Nasasrallah Z, Swailes N, Zdilla M, Lee, Lisa (2018). Histology Learning Objectives for Competency-based Undergraduate Medical Education. American Association for Anatomy.
  4. Vetter ML, Moore KB (2009). Impact of the Xenopus System on the Mission of the NEI .


  1. Moore KB (2021). Supporting Students Through Key Transitions in Medical School [Podcast]. Teaching in Medicine Podcast, University of Utah. Available:
  2. Moore K (2017). The Histology Wizard [Web]. YouTube. Available: