Manuel Moro joined the Biological Resources Branch in the Division of Aging Biology at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) in February 2017. His responsibilities focus on animal models of aging and the handling of several of NIA biological resources. Before joining NIA, he was a program official at the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) in the Office of the NIH Director, where he developed several initiatives related to the use of animals as models of several human diseases and conditions, developed biomedical research training initiatives, served as coordinator for almost all ORIP training programs for veterinarian-scientists, and served as the official representative for contracts supporting operations of the federal chimpanzee sanctuary and for NIH research chimpanzees.
Before joining the NIH, Dr. Moro was an assistant professor at the college of veterinary medicine at Kansas State University in Manhattan, where he worked in the immunopathology of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases, including the development of new animal models to study these human pathogens.
Dr. Moro received his veterinary degree from the National University of San Marcos in Lima, Peru. He earned a masters in public health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore, and a doctorate from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University in Ames. He also performed a fellowship in immunopathology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.