Lecturer in Medicine, Brasenose College
James Martin Stem Cell Research Fellow at the Dunn School of Pathology


BA (Oxford), MSc (Imperial), PhD (Imperial)

Academic Background and Previous Positions

After graduating from Oxford with a degree in Biological Sciences, Kenny studied at Imperial College London, first obtaining a Masters degree in the Molecular Biology of Viruses, and subsequently completing a PhD in Gene Therapy approaches to HBV infection.  Kenny then secured a post-doctoral research position within the National Cancer Institute at Frederick, Maryland, within the retrovirology section investigating factors involved in recombination of HIV-1.  Upon returning to the UK, Kenny acquired a post-doctoral research position within the James Lab on an NIH funded project to exploit aptamer technology for antiviral microbicides which subsequently lead onto becoming one of the first James Martin Stem Cell Research Fellows.

Undergraduate Teaching Areas

Virology and Medicine

Research Interests

HIV-1 host-pathogen interactions and genetic manipulation techniques


1. Generation of Neutralising Aptamers Against HSV-2: Potential Components of Multivalent Microbicides.

M.D.Moore, D.H.J.Bunka, M.Forzan, P.Spear, P.G.Stockley, I.McGowan and W.James.

Journal of General Virology. (2011) Jul;92(Pt 7):1493-9.

2. Protection of HIV Neutralizing Aptamers Against Rectal and Vaginal Nucleases: Implications for RNA-Based Therapeutics.

M.D.Moore, J.Cookson, V.K.Coventry, B.Sproat, L.Rabe, R.D.Cranston, I.McGowan, and W.James.

Journal of Biological Chemistry. (2011) Jan 286(4): 2526-35.

3. Probing the HIV-1 Genomic RNA Trafficking Pathway and Dimerization by Genetic Recombination and Single Virion Analyses.

M.D.Moore, O.Nikolaitchik, J.Chen, M-L.Hammarskjold, D.Rekosh and W-S.Hu.

PLoS Pathogens (2009). Oct 5(10).


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