Patrick S. Moore, MD, MPH

  • Distinguished Professor

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral and residency training: l’Hôpital Général Juif, McGill University, Montréal; US Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta.
  • MPH in epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley & San Francisco
  • MPhil in anatomy and cell biology, University of Utah
  • MD, University of Utah
  • MS in biophysical chemistry, Stanford University
  • BS, Westminster College

Research Interests

Viruses cause at least 16% of all human cancer world-wide.  There are only seven viruses confirmed to cause human cancers and our laboratory discovered two of them: Kaposi sarcoma herpesvirus (KSHV or HHV8) and Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCV or MCPyV).  Our lab (jointly led by Dr. Yuan Chang, Pathology) investigates whether additional cancer viruses exist and, at a molecular level, how currently known viruses cause a healthy cell to transform into a cancer cell.

Dr. Moore conducts his research at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.