Duke University School of Medicine
Marie Mooney is a Michigander at heart. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics from Michigan Technological University, her Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from University of Cincinnati, and her Doctorate in Cell and Molecular Genetics from the Van Andel Research Institute Graduate School. She also worked as a research associate at Michigan State University School of Medicine before heading south for her current position at Duke University School of Medicine. She has been awarded NSF IGERT and GRF grants to pursue computational modeling at multiple biological scales, from animal behavior to molecular simulations.
Dr. Mooney has cultivated a passion for integrating computation and experimentation to improve and extend the lives of children suffering from rare disorders, including pediatric cancers and genetic diseases. Her current research in the Center for Human Disease Modeling at Duke focuses on discovering the genetic architecture underpinning rare pediatric diseases and implementing automated drug discovery programs to offer better treatment options. When she’s not in the lab, she enjoys spending time with her son by reading books and exploring the great outdoors.