Colin W. Moore PhD

Colin Moore

Colin W. Moore


Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Specialty/Research Focus

Anatomic Pathology; Biomedical Imaging; Molecular and Cellular Biology

Contact Information
955 Main St
Room 4102
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: 829-3661
Fax: 829-2725

Professional Summary:

I am a gross anatomist having received formal training in the teaching and learning of the anatomical sciences from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. During my doctoral education at the University of Western Ontario, I used surface and indwelling electromyographical (EMG) techniques to study structure-function relationships of atavistic musculature in the human upper limb. My professional focus and research interests are in the areas of functional human anatomy, including the functional and clinical implications of variant anatomy, and anatomy education.

Currently, I am interested in studying anatomical variations and their potential use as assessment tools in anatomy education. Having ‘digitally preserved’ several unique muscular variations by generating three-dimensional (3D) computer models from micro-CT images, I plan on exploring the use of these 3D variant anatomy models in teaching and learning of the anatomical sciences.

My current teaching activities include teaching medical histology and gross anatomy within both the School of Dental Medicine and Jacobs School of Medicine.

In the histology curriculum within the Medical School, I am developing ‘flipped classroom‘ active learning sessions, in which students can view and interact with virtual microscope slides of normal and pathological/atypical structures. Furthermore, I have developed a corresponding educational resource webpage ( for students to access text notes and YouTube video‘s of narrated microscopy slides in preparation for the active learning sessions.

Education and Training:

  • PhD, Kinesiology, University of Western Ontario (2018)
  • MS, Anatomical Sciences, Queen's University (2011)
  • BA, Kinesiology & Health Science, York University (2008)


  • Instructor, Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2018-present)
  • Anatomy Demonstrator, Department of Anatomy, Ross University School of Medicine (2011–2013)

Awards and Honors:

  • Siegel Award for Teaching Excellence (2020)

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Professional Memberships:

  • American Association of Anatomists (2015–present)

Service Activities:

  • Faculty Council; Alternate Member (2019–2021)
  • Web Committee; Committee Member (2018–present)
  • Anatomical Sciences Education Journal; Peer Reviewer (2018–present)

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Contact Information

955 Main St
Room 4102
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: 829-3661
Fax: 829-2725