Tara Moore is Head of Vision Science research in the School of Biomedical Science at the University of Ulster and also an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Division of Molecular Medicine at the University of Dundee.
Tara graduated from Queen’s University of Belfast in 1994 with a First Class Honors degree in Microbiology and in 1997 with a PhD in Immunology and Virology. She undertook a number of post doctoral research fellowships within The Royal Group of Hospitals, Belfast; Mount Sinai Hospital, New York; and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston. Upon returning to Northern Ireland in 2001, she took up a lectureship in Immunology with the University of Ulster in Coleraine.
Presently Tara’s research and teaching is focused on the ocular surface as they strive toward delivering personalised siRNA based therapies for potentially blinding conditions.
Tara is married to Johnny Moore and they have seven amazing kids who keep them busy when they are not working.