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Peter F Moore- DVM, PhD
Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

3315 Vet Med 3A
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 5204


Research Focus

Dr. Moore's main focus of research is leukocyte antigen biology and spontaneous leukocytic diseases of companion animals, especially dog, cat, and horse.

Specialty Focus

Anatomic Pathology


1973 DVM , University of Melbourne, Australia,
1979 PhD , University of California, Davis,

Honors and Awards

2008 The WSAVA/Waltham International Award for Scientific Achievement.
2007 Charles Louis Davis Foundation Journal Scholarship Award in recognition of the publication in Veterinary Pathology during 2006 entitled “Feline large granular lymphocyte (LGL) lymphoma with secondary leukemia: primary intestinal origin with predominance of a CD3/CD8aa phenotype.” Roccabiance P, Vernau W, Woo JC, Caniatti M, Moore PF. Veterinary Pathology 2006, 43: 15-28.
1999 Pfizer Award for Research Excellence, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis,
1985 Charles Louis Davis Foundation Journal Scholarship Award in recognition of the publication in Veterinary Pathology during 1984 entitled "Systemic Histiocytosis of Bernese Mountain Dogs." Peter F. Moore. Veterinary Pathology, 21:554-563.
1980 Frank R. Blood Award of the Society of Toxicology in recognition of the publication in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology during 1979 entitled "Chromate inhibition of metabolism by rat tracheal explants. II. In vivo exposures."
1973 Harry Worthington Prize in Veterinary Science awarded by the University of Melbourne at graduation.


Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Active Research Grants

Co-Investigator, Gene Therapy for Canine X-Linked SCID, Peter J. Felsburg (Principal Investigator), NIH/NIAID

Principal Investigator, Adoptive immunotherapy in the dog: In-vitro proof of concept, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2014 Pinto da Cunha MN, Ghisleni G, Scarampella F, Fabbrini F, Sforna M, Cornegliani L, Caniatti M, Avallone G, Moore P, Roccabianca P Cytological and Immunocytochemical Characterization of Feline Progressive Histiocytosis Veterinary Clinical Pathology,
  • Link Icon 2014 Luff JA, Yuan H, Kennedy D, Schlegel R, Felsburg P, Moore PF Keratinocyte antiviral response to Poly(dA:dT) stimulation and papillomavirus infection in a canine model of X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency. PLoS One,
  • Link Icon 2014 Myers JE, Dujovne GA, Galuppo LD, Conley AJ, Moore PF, Mok MY, Aristizabal FA, Christensen BW Theriogenology question of the month. J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2014 Daniaux LA, Laurenson MP, Marks SL, Moore PF, Taylor SL, Chen RX, Zwingenberger AL Ultrasonographic thickening of the muscularis propria in feline small intestinal small cell T-cell lymphoma and inflammatory bowel disease. J Feline Med Surg,
  • Link Icon 2014 Junginger J, Lemensieck F, Moore PF, Schwittlick U, Nolte I, Hewicker-Trautwein M Canine gut dendritic cells in the steady state and in inflammatory bowel disease. Innate Immun,
  • Link Icon 2014 Moore PF. A review of histiocytic diseases of dogs and cats. Vet Pathol,
  • Link Icon 2013 O'Brien D, Moore PF, Vernau W, Peauroi JR, Rebhun RB, Rodriguez CO, Skorupski KA Clinical characteristics and outcome in dogs with splenic marginal zone lymphoma. J Vet Intern Med,
  • Link Icon 2013 Luff JA, Yuan H, Suter MM, Müller EJ, Schlegel R, Moore PF Canine keratinocytes upregulate type I interferons and proinflammatory cytokines in response to poly(dA:dT) but not to canine papillomavirus. Veterinary immunology and immunopathology,
  • Link Icon 2013 Seiser EL, Thomas R, Richards KL, Kelley MK, Moore P, Suter SE, Breen M. Reading between the lines: molecular characterization of five widely used canine lymphoid tumour cell lines Veterinary and Comparative Oncology,
  • Link Icon 2013 Keller SM, Vernau W, Hodges J, Kass PH, Vilches-Moure JG, McElliot V, Moore PF Hepatosplenic and hepatocytotropic T-cell lymphoma: two distinct types of T-cell lymphoma in dogs. Veterinary Pathology,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2013 Clifford CA; Skorupski KA; Moore PF: Chapter 33. Histiocytic Diseases, Withrow, SJ; Vail, DM; Page, RL, (ed), Withrow & MacEwan's Small Animal Clinical Oncology. .

2010 Moore PF: Histiocytic Proliferative Diseases. Chapter 73, Douglas J Weiss, K Jane Wardrop, (ed), Schalm's Veterinary Hematology, 6th Edition. .

2010 Moore PF, Affolter VK: Canine and Feline Histiocytic Diseases. Chapter 331, Stephen J Ettinger, Edward C Feldman, (ed), Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 7th Edition. .

2009 Moore PF, Affolter VK: Histiocytic Disease Complex. Chapter 75, John D. Bonagura, David C. Twedt, (ed), Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XIV. .

2008 Affolter VK, Moore PF: Histiocytic Proliferative Disorders. Chapter 36, Eric Guaguere, Pascal Prelaud, Mark Craig, (ed), A Practical Guide to Canine Dermatology. .