Department of Cell Systems & Anatomy

CSA Emeritus Faculty


Charleen M. Moore, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
Distinguished Teaching Professor
Master Teacher


University of Tennessee, 1971


MED 440F


Dr. Moore is a Past-President of the American Cytogenetics Conference and hosted the national meeting in San Antonio in 2012. Her research activities have centered on characterizing human cytogenetic abnormalities and carrying out comparative cytogenetic studies in non-human primates, including the baboon and macaque, in which she has described analogous chromosomal rearrangements to human cytogenetic abnormalities. Recent studies have been related to the development of spontaneous tumors, to environmental conditions, fibrous dysplasia, and fetal loss (Moore, Dick et al., 2011).


Related to her interest in the history of medicine, Dr. Moore has published articles on the intersection of art, anatomy and religion (Moore and Brown, 2007).

Dr. Moore and students in the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library
examining rare anatomical illustrations and texts.
Dr. Moore has been honored for her teaching with the title of "Distinguished Teaching Professor" by the UT Board of Regents (2010), elected to membership in the "UT Shine Academy of Health Science Education" (2011), and awarded two of the highest teaching awards in the state: the UT System Regents' "Outstanding Teaching Award" (2013) and the "Minnie Stevens Piper Professorship" (2013).


Dr. Moore participates in teaching gross anatomy to first year medical students in the CIRCLE curriculum, directs a History of Anatomy elective for medical and graduate students that includes a visit to the UTHSCSA P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library collection and is co-director of a new interprofessional gross anatomy course for occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, biomedical engineering and graduate students.

Dr. Moore has published innovative teaching projects that include workshops in art and anatomy (Moore, Lowe et al., 2011) (View Art and Anatomy Photo Gallery) and applied neuroanatomy (Dao et al, 2014), and a self-study paper model of the anterior abdominal wall (Sakaguchi et al., 2014).
(Photos from some of these activities above.)

Recent Publications:
Sakaguchi A, Bartanuszova M, Williams E, Moore C. (2014) The Anterior Abdominal Wall: A Self-Study Paper Model MedEdPORTAL; 2014.


Dao V, Yeh PH, Vogel KS, Moore CM. (2014) Applied neuroanatomy elective to reinforce and promote engagement with neurosensory pathways using interactive and artistic activities. Anat Sci Educ. 2014 Jun 11.


Williams V, Bartanuszova M, Rahimi OB, Moore CM: A rare variant of the great cardiac vein. International Journal of Anatomical Variations (IJAV) 6:112-124, 2013.


Bauer C, Dunn BG, Brothman AR, Dick EJ Jr, Christensen C, Voges A, Moore CM. (2012) Polyostotic fibrous dysplasia in a cynomolgus Macaque (Macaca fascicularis). Comp Med. 2012 Apr;62(2):142-8.


Velagaleti GVN, Moore CM: Role of array comparative genomic hybridization in investigation of cytogenetic causes of pregnancy loss. Special Perinatal Pathology Issue. Pathology Case Reviews 16:214-221, 2011. doi: 10.1097/PCR.0b013e3182298817.


Representative Publications:
Moore CM, Lowe C, Lawrence J, Borchers P. (2011) Developing observational skills and knowledge of anatomical relationships in an art and anatomy workshop using plastinated specimens. Anat Sci Educ. 2011 Sep-Oct;4(5):294-301.


Moore CM, Dick EJ Jr, Hubbard GB, Gardner SM, Dunn BG, Brothman AR, Williams V, Prajapati SI, Keller C, Davis MD. (2011) Craniorachischisis and omphalocele in a stillborn cynomolgus monkey (Macaca fascicularis). Am J Med Genet A. 2011 Jun;155A(6):1367-73.


Moore CM, Brown CM. (2007) Experiencing Body Worlds: voyeurism, education, or enlightenment? J Med Humanit. 2007 Dec;28(4):231-54.