Assistant Professor of Biology
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Rochester
Master of Science, University of Rochester
Bachelor of Science, SUNY Geneseo
Office: Aquinas Hall, Room 250-F
Office Hours: T/Th Noon-2 pm
Courses, Fall 2013
BIO 2020 Microbiology
BIO L202 Microbiology - Lab
Professor Moran graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a bachelor of
science in biochemistry in 1995. He earned a PhD in microbiology
and immunology from the University of Rochester, NY in 2002. He
then completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the SPIRE Program at
the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which included a
one-year appointment as visiting assistant professor of biology at
Professor Moran began his career at Mount Saint Mary College as
an assistant professor of biology in 2008. He currently teaches
courses in microbiology, genetics and immunology, and his research
interests include cancer immunotherapy and other cancer therapies
utilizing phytochemical agents. He also studies host-microbe
interactions in a mouse model of human Crohn’s disease.
(* denotes co-1st authorship, # denotes undergraduate
1. Moran, J. P., Walter, J., Tonkonogy, S. L., Tannock, G. W.
and Sartor, R. B. Bifidobacterium animalis causes extensive
duodenitis and mild colonic inflammation in monoassociated
interleukin-10 knockout mice. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2009
2. Lugade, A. A.., Sorensen, E. W., Gerber, S. A., Moran, J. P.,
Frelinger, J. G., Lord, E. M. Radiation induced IFN-γ production
within the tumor microenvironment influences anti-tumor immunity.
Journal of Immunology. 2008 Mar 1;180(5):3132-9
3. Lugade, A. A.*, Moran, J. P.*, Gerber, S. A., Rose, R. C.,
Frelinger, J. G., Lord, E. M. Local radiation therapy of B16
melanoma tumors increases the generation of tumor antigen-specific
effector cells that traffic to the tumor. Journal of Immunology.
2005 Jun 15;174(12):7516-23. *Co-1st authors
4. Gerber, S. A., Turner, M. J., Lugade, A. A., Moran, J. P.,
Frelinger, J. G., Lord, E. M. Characterization of a lymph node
within the mouse prostate: detailed analysis using whole mount
histology. Prostate. 2005 May 1;63(2):105-16.
5. Moran, J. P., Gerber, S. A., Martin, C.#, Frelinger, J. G.,
Lord, E.M. Transfection of the genes for interleukin-12 into the
K1735 melanoma and the EMT6 mammary sarcoma murine cell lines
reveals distinct mechanisms of anti-tumor activity. International
Journal of Cancer. 106(5): 690-698, 2003.
6. Gerber, S. A., Moran, J. P., Frelinger, J. G., Frelinger, J.
A., Fenton, B. F. and Lord, E. M. Mechanism of IL-12 mediated
alterations in tumour blood vessel morphology: analysis using
whole-tissue mounts. British Journal of Cancer. 88(9):1453-61,
7. Lee, J.*, Moran, J. P.*, Keng, P. C., Fenton, B. M., Koch, C.
J., Lord, E. M. Alteration of tumor response to radiation by
interleukin-2 gene transfer. British Journal of Cancer,
82(4):937-944, 2000. *Co-1st authors
8. Lord, E. M., Yeh, K-Y., Moran, J. P., Storozynsky, E.,
Frelinger, J. G. IL-3 mediated enhancement of particulate
antigen presentation by macrophages. J. Immunotherapy, 21(3):