Moore joined the College of Arts and Sciences at Lawrence Technological University in the summer of 2005, after 20 years of research and teaching as Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. She has also been a visiting faculty member at Harvard University, the University of California at San Diego, the University of Michigan, and Wayne State University. Moore is a native of Taipei, Taiwan. She holds a BS in Chemistry from National Taiwan University and a PhD in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology. She also received postdoctoral training in neurobiology from Jeremy Brockes, PhD, and Dr. Michael Raftery, PhD, at the California Institute of Technology, and in biochemistry, biophysics, and cell biology from Regis Kelly, PhD, at the University of California, San Francisco.
Moore's research interests focus on cell-cell communication and membrane transport mechanisms. Her studies employ a multi-disciplinary approach that combines molecular genetics, cell biology, biochemistry & biophysics. She has published more than 75 peer-reviewed research papers on the structure and function of membrane receptors and ion channels, mechanisms of vesicular transport, pathways of protein secretion, and molecular mechanisms for protein sorting and targeting. More recently, she has initiated a collaborative project with James Granneman, PhD, at Wayne State University to investigate cell signaling in adipose tissues as it relates to obesity and diabetes. Her work has been supported by research grants and awards from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, American Cancer Society, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Society, Inc., Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Fund, among others. She was named a Presidential Young Investigator by the National Science Foundation and earned a Miller Professorship from the University of California, Berkeley.
As the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Moore established new degree programs through the master's level in three departments: Humanities, Social Sciences and Communication; Mathematics and Computer Science; and Natural Sciences. She also provides joint leadership as LTU reaches out to serve the citizens of Michigan in the emerging life sciences sectors and in biomedical engineering.