Arts & Sciences


Mike Moore


I am originally from Charlotte and attended college at Appalachian State University where I received bachelor degrees in both Biology and Chemistry, as well as a master’s degree in Biology. I received my PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and then spent several years as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The research I’ve been involved with has been in the field of protein biochemistry; specifically, I’ve worked to identify the types of molecular switches that help to drive critical cellular events behind cell division. In my doctoral research, I helped characterize some of the protein biochemistry that governs the specialized form of cell division called meiosis.

I’m new to the area, but I have spent a lot of time outdoors in this part of the state, and I’m excited to be here and to be a part of the Western Piedmont community. In my free time I like to read, hike, exercise, and I play guitar whenever I get the chance.


  • Ahmed NT, Bungard D, Shin ME, Moore M, and Winter E.  2009. The Ime2 protein kinase enhances the disassociation of the Sum1 repressor from middle meiotic promoters. Mol Cell Biol. 29:4352-4362.
  • Moore M, Shin ME, Bruning A, Schindler K, Vershon A, Winter E.  2007. Arg-Pro-X-Ser/Thr is a consensus phosphoacceptor sequence for the meiosis-specific Ime2 protein kinase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Biochemistry.46:271-278.