Moira is a Ph.D. student in the Animal and Dairy Science Program studying neuroregenerative recovery mechanisms in traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Her research focuses on sexually dimorphic neuroanatomy and neuroplasticity as they drive functional network recovery following TBI. Utilizing the clinically relevant porcine translational model, Moira evaluates neural reorganization via network compensation and reallocation as they relate to cognitive, behavior, and motor function recovery in mild and severe TBI.
Moira graduated with her BSA in Biological Sciences with a double minor in Biology and Agbusiness and Management from the University of Georgia in May 2023. When not in the lab, Moira can be found riding her horse or playing her violin. She also enjoys going home to Idaho to help on her family’s farm and ranch.