Brandon C. Moore, PhD

Associate Teaching Professor

Brandon C. Moore, PhD
  • PhD: University of Florida- Zoology (Dr. Louis J. Guillette Jr.)
  • Postdoctoral Training: Tulane University (Dr. John A. McLachlan)



  • Small Animal Anatomy (5500)
  • Microanatomy (5502/5503)
  • Large Animal Anatomy (5011/5012)
  • Veterinary Neuroscience 5100


Dr. Moore mentors MU Veterinary Research Scholars Program Students in crocodilian reproductive anatomy projects, particularly studying copulatory functionality and associated male and female morphological divergences among species. Collaborators span U.S., South African, and Argentinian colleagues at universities, zoos, and commercial operations.

  1. BC Moore, DA Kelly, M Piva, M Does, DK Kim, M Simoncini, ML Pamela, and CI Pina. Genital anatomy and copulatory interactions in the broad snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris). The Anatomical Record 305(10) 2021.
  2. BC Moore, PLR Brennan, R Francis, S Penland, K Shiavone, K Wayne, AR Woodward, MD Does, DK Kim, DA Kelly. Glans inflation morphology and female cloaca copulatory interactions of the male American alligator phallus. Biology of Reproduction, 104(2) 2021.
  3. BC Moore, HB Groenewald, and JG Myburgh. Histological investigation of the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) phallic glans. The South American Journal of Herpetology, 16(1): 1-9, July 2020. Invited as part of a special issue marking the 24th Working Meeting of the IUCN-SSC Crocodile Specialist Group.
  4. BC Moore, W Fitri, and L Augustine. Anatomical and histological examination of the male false gharial (Tomistoma schlegelii) phallus. Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia 49(3) 2020.
  5. BC Moore, C Holliday, S McMurray, S Platt, and T Rainwater. Correlation Between Increased Post-Pubertal Phallic Growth and the Initiation of Cranial Sexual Dimorphisms in Male Morelet’s Crocodile. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A 331(10) 2019.