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Sally Moody

Dr. Moody received her MS in Anatomy from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Florida, where she studied the development of the trigeminal system in chick embryos. She was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Marcus Jacobson at the University of Utah Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy where she studied axon guidance and learned cell lineage analysis in Xenopus embryos. In 1983, she joined the faculty of the Anatomy and Cell Biology Department at the University of Virginia, and in 1992 moved her laboratory to the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, where she is currently Professor and Chair. For more than 30 years, Dr. Moody’s laboratory has been working on issues specific to the development of the nervous system including the cranial sensory structures. Her research aims to discover mechanisms regulating neural cell fate and causes of birth defects. Dr. Moody has published more than 100 scientific articles, served on several scientific advisory boards, and has served as the Editor-in-Chief of genesisThe Journal of Genetics and Development, editor of Principles of Developmental Genetics, and co-editor ( with Brian Hall) of the Evolutionary Cell Biology book series. Dr. Moody has received grants for her research from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation and the March of Dimes. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Society for Developmental Biology, the Society for Craniofacial Genetics and Developmental Biology and the International Xenopus Board.


Posts by Sally Moody

Postdoctoral Scientist in craniofacial development

Posted by , on 25 August 2019

The laboratory of Drs. Sally A. Moody and Andre Tavares at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences ( seeks a beginning Postdoctoral Scientist to study aspects of ...

Cells in Evolutionary Biology

Posted by , on 2 September 2018

Cells in Evolutionary Biology: Translating Genotypes into Phenotypes – Past, Present, Future 1st Edition Brian K. Hall, Sally A. Moody   This book is the first in a projected series ...