Amy C. Moore, Ph.D

Director, Research Programs

As a trained virologist with a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology, Dr. Amy Moore is GRA’s resident science expert. Her deep knowledge of research programs at the state’s universities helps inform ways to capitalize on their core strengths and expand their capacity.

Amy works on both strategy and execution, immersing herself in the science and activities of the GRA Eminent Scholars and other leading research faculty at Georgia’s universities.  She regularly evaluates how areas of excellence in laboratories can advance the work of Georgia’s scientists via major funding from federal and foundation sources.  Her insights recently played a key role in securing a $20 million award from the National Science Foundation to build a new center for cell manufacturing technologies.  This major research grant, based at Georgia Tech, involves a consortium of faculty from The University of Georgia and Emory University, as well as industry and clinical partners

Amy is instrumental in helping communicate the significance of Georgia scientists’ discoveries and inventions. She shares her scientific knowledge outside of GRA as an adjunct professor of biology at Georgia State University.   

Before joining GRA, Amy served as director of research programs for the Georgia Cancer Coalition. Previously, she was an American Cancer Society-funded postdoctoral fellow at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she researched leukemia.

Amy earned her Ph.D. from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and holds a B.S. in Biology from Furman University. She also earned a professional certificate in Research Administration from Georgia State University.



 Amy C. Moore, Ph.D, Director, Research Programs