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 4207
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: 829-3661
Fax: 829-2725

Professional Summary:

Dr. Moore received his doctorate in integrated biosciences (neuromuscular physiology laboratory) through the School of Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. Using a multimodal approach, Dr. Moore investigated the functional anatomy of several hand and forearm muscles using electromyography, ultrasonography and muscle fiber typing using immunohistochemical staining methods. Dr. Moore also holds a Masters degree (MSc) in teaching and learning in the Anatomical Sciences from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

His current research interests are in the areas of functional and clinical anatomy and best practices in histology education. Current research interests include the role of anatomical variations as assessment tools in anatomy education. Concurrent research interests also include development of educational approaches in teaching medical histology using a flipped-classroom team-based design.

Dr. Moore was awarded the Louis A. & Ruth Siegel Distinguished Teaching Award in 2020 and 2024 based on his teaching excellence in Medical Gross Anatomy and Medical Histology within the Jacob School of Medicine.

Dr. Moore teaches within multiple courses with the Jacobs School of Medicine and the School of Dental Medicine including Medical and Dental Gross Anatomy (PAS 500, PAS 500D) and histology within the integrated medical school modules. He currently serves as the course director for Dental Histology (PAS 504) and graduate-level histology courses (PAS 503/505) within the Department of Pathology & Anatomical Sciences.

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)

Awards and Honors:

  • Individual Development Award ($2000) (2023)
  • Individual Development Award (2021)
  • Moments of Excellence in Education: Recognition and Inspiration (MEE:RI) (2020)
  • AAA Early Career Travel Award (2020)
  • Siegel Award for Teaching Excellence (2020)
  • Top 20 Downloaded Journal Article in Journal of Anatomy (2017-2018) (2018)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) (2017)
  • Anatomy Education Research Scholarship (2017)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) (2016)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) (2015)
  • Non-invasive Interest Group Poster Award (PhD) (2015)
  • PhD Platform Presentation Award - Clinical Neurological Sciences Research Day (2015)
  • Graduate Student Poster Presentation Award (2014)

Research Expertise:

  • Anatomical Sciences Education
  • Clinical Anatomy
  • Gross Anatomy & Advanced Dissection
  • Medical Histology
  • Surface and Needle Electromyography
  • Ultrasonography

Journal Articles:


  • Moore, CW. (2022) Teaching Color-Deficient Medical and Dental Students in Histology: Developing Best Practices and Strategies for Student Success. The FASEB Journal, American Association for Anatomy. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (May), (L7669) Poster
  • Moore CW, Cotter JR. (2021) Integrating Basic Tissue Histology into A Medical Gross Anatomy Course using a Flipped Classroom Team-Based Design in a Remote Learning Environment. The FASEB Journal, Experimental Biology - American Association of Anatomists Annual Meeting. (Apr) Poster
  • Moore CW, Wilson TD, Rice CL. (2018) Evaluating Three-dimensional (3D) Digital Models of Anatomical Variations as Assessment Tools for Undergraduate and Graduate Anatomy Education. The FASEB Journal, (Apr) 635.29-632.29 Poster
  • Beveridge TS, Groh AM, Moore CW, El-Warrak A, Johnson M, Power N, Allman BL. (2017) Development of a Porcine Model to Study the Aortic Plexus and Innervation to the Internal Urethral Sphincter: Implications for Preventing Retrograde Ejaculation. The FASEB Journal, (May) 899.3-899.3 Poster
  • Moore CW, Beveridge TS, Rice CL. (2017) Does Palmaris Brevis Structure Allow for Protection Against Prolonged Overlying Compression? An Ultrasound and Immunohistochemical Investigation. The FASEB Journal, (Apr) 902.15-902.15 Poster
  • Moore CW, Rice CL. (2017) Rare Muscular Variations Identified in a Single Cadaveric Upper Limb: A Four-headed Biceps Brachii and Coracobrachialis Brevis Muscle Variant. The FASEB Journal, (Apr) 896.19-896.19 Poster
  • Moore CW, Rice CL. (2016) Functional Anatomy of the Palmaris Brevis: Grasping for Answers. The FASEB Journal, (Apr) 231.3-231.3 Oral
  • Moore CW, Allen MD, Kimpinsky K, Doherty TJ, Rice CL. (2015) Intermuscular Differences in Leg Muscle Protein Quality in Human Diabetic Neuropathy. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, (May) 756-756

Professional Memberships:

  • American Association of Anatomists (2015–present)

Service Activities:

  • Conducting curricular course reviews and attending monthly meetings to discuss business related to the School of Dental Medicine.; Curriculum Committee - School of Dental Medicine (2022–present)
  • Attend monthly meetings discussing school-wide business pertinent to faculty in the Jacobs School of Medicine.; Faculty Council Committee Member (2022–present)
  • Gross Anatomy Laboratory, Dept of Pathology & Anatomical Sciences; Academic Anatomy Facilities Director (2022–present)
  • Curriculum Committee - School of Dental Medicine; Committee Member (2021–present)
  • Graduate Faculty Appointment; Graduate Faculty Appointment (2020–present)
  • Faculty Council; Alternate Member (2019–2021)
  • Web Committee; Committee Member (2018–present)
  • Anatomical Sciences Education Journal; Peer Reviewer (2018–present)

School News:

In the Media:

Clinical Specialties:

Clinical Offices:

Insurance Accepted:

Contact Information

955 Main St
Room 4207
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: 829-3661
Fax: 829-2725