Dr. Jennifer Moore is the Associate Director of the National Institute of Mental Health’s (NIMH) Stem Cell Resource at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Dr. Moore received her bachelor’s of science degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Chemistry and her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Biochemistry and Biophysics. Her graduate research focused on the role of the cell cycle in the early development of sea urchins. Dr. Moore then joined Dr. Christine Mummery’s lab at the Hubrecht Laboratory in Utrecht, the Netherlands, where she studied the role of protein signaling in the cardiac differentiation of human embryonic stem cells (hESC). She continued her post-doctoral studies in the field of human embryonic stem cell derived cardiomyocytes at the University of California, Davis, focusing on the use of genetic strategies to drive chamber specific cardiomyocyte differentiation. At the NIMH Stem Cell Resource, Dr. Moore oversees the generation of iPSC and their differentiation into neural derivatives for the study of psychiatric disorders.