Darren Moore, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor, Department of Neurodegenerative Science; Director, MiND Program

Areas of Expertise

Inherited Parkinson’s disease, LRRK2, VPS35, Parkin, ATP13A2, neurodegenerative disease models


Dr. Darren Moore received an undergraduate degree from the University of East Anglia in 1998 and a Ph.D. in molecular neuroscience from the University of Cambridge in 2001 in the laboratory of Dr. Piers Emson. He conducted postdoctoral training with Professor Ted Dawson in the Department of Neurology and Morris K. Udall Parkinson’s Disease Research Center of Excellence at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. Dr. Moore joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 2005 as an instructor and became assistant professor in 2006. In 2008, Dr. Moore moved to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne as an assistant professor in the Brain Mind Institute. In 2014, Dr. Moore joined the faculty at VAI as an associate professor in neurodegenerative science. He subsequently was promoted to professor in 2017 and to chair of the Department of Neurodegenerative Science in 2020. His laboratory is interested in understanding the biology and pathophysiology of gene products associated with inherited Parkinson’s disease.