Dr. Nicole Moore is the Director of the Office of Research Development (ORD) where her primary role is to support Northwestern faculty and senior leadership in the development of new collaborative research initiatives. This involves supporting complex interdisciplinary federal grant proposals from conception to award, oversight of the institutional Limited Submission process and the NU-Interdisciplinary Program 1 -2-3 seed funding opportunities, advising faculty on grant proposals, and building new collaborative scientific teams.
Prior to joining Northwestern University, Dr. Moore was a Program Director at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Division of Cancer Biology. In this role, she scientifically oversaw and advised the NCI grant portfolio related to mathematics, engineering, material science, and physics that included several cross-disciplinary cooperative agreement center grants, such as the Physical Sciences in Oncology Initiative. As a scientist, she was a research chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Her research developed advanced technologies to identify key peptide configurations that direct cell targeting, intracellular trafficking, differentiation, or induce inflammation promoting rational design of biomaterials. Dr. Moore has co-authored several research publications in the biological sciences, physical sciences, and science of team science. She earned her B.S. in Biomolecular and Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and received her doctorate in chemical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. She has earned multiple awards, grants, and fellowships, including a National Research Council Postdoctoral fellowship and an American Association for the Advancement of Science Policy Fellowship.