Fellow:Myisha Roberson Moore

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Myisha R Moore PhD


Serving UIF Since: 2014

School: Tuskegee University

What she does now: Researching effective, personalized treatments for autoimmune diseases and chronic illnesses with a focus on her personal health.  

Contact her about: Resourcefulness, problem solving in the face of adversity, building culture and networks, interdisciplinary majors, non-traditional careers, HBCUs and HBCU culture, nanotechnology, nanomaterials engineering, work-life-balance as a student-parent (or how to survive college with a family), or the latest reality tv show tea!  

Email: myisha.moore@yahoo.com

Phone: (334) 707-8929 (text first)

Myisha Roberson Moore earned her Bachelor's and Master's in Biology and Doctor of Philosophy in Material Science and Engineering at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama. She has 12 years of experience working in education and research (particularly in STEM) positions. Myisha is a curious scientist with expertise in strategic planning, problem solving and project management within high-profile, academic organizations.

As a graduate student, Myisha expanded research on the measurement of wound healing and tested an originally developed protocol involving nanomedicine in vivo. To achieve this, she spearheaded the development of groundbreaking antimicrobial nanomaterials, and tested their efficacy in clinical trials. Her unique wound healing therapy significantly decreased wound healing time in the animal models. The manuscript of process was published in 2015 and is available in the Ford Motor Company Library.  

Furthermore, Myisha engineered nanomaterials using a novel microwave synthesis technique, that treated bacterial and fungal infections without adverse side effects. Her study’s results showed her engineered nanoparticles reduced the toxicity of compared treatments, making it safer to use in application. This research was published in the NanoLIFE journal in 2014.  

As an Innovation Fellow, Myisha has worked to cultivate collaborative relationships with multiple organizations and associations to help solve campus, and community issues. She assisted in strategic planning of a technology transfer office for the commercialization of academic research as well as the development of an Innovation and Entrepreneurship course at Tuskegee University.

Myisha was trained as a University Innovation Fellow in Fall 2014 and attended the Silicon Valley meetup in March 2014. In June 2014, she presented design thinking strategies and innovation and entrepreneurship course ideas at the APLU Student Success Summit in Atlanta, GA alongside other UIF fellows. She also shared information on the UIF program, design thinking strategies and course ideas Science and Technology Open House in Montgomery, AL, later that year.  

Ultimately, Myisha’s career goal is to increase student interest and retention in STEM fields using innovation, creativity and design thinking to support the development of novel learning tools and technologies in science education. Her personal interests include volunteering with her sorority and mentoring young women. She also enjoys watching reality tv, travelling and spending time with her family.

Contact information

1. LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/myisha-roberson-moore

2. Email: myisha.moore@yahoo.com

3. Phone: (334)707-8929 (text first)

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