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Moore, Kristin

Teaching Assistant Professor


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research overview

  • My research focuses on gaining insights into how photosynthetic microbes, specifically cyanobacteria, can be efficiently and economically harnessed as a platform for renewable resource generation. I am interested in determining how genome content and replication impact cyanobacterial physiology and in designing synthetic biology tools that can be introduced into these microbes to create finely tuned genetic circuits


  • cyanobacteria, tetrahymena, polyploidy, synthetic biology


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courses taught

  • MCDB 3140 - Cell Biology Laboratory
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
    Provides laboratory experience using microscopy, bioinformatics, DNA isolation, PCR and gel electrophoresis to study cell biology and gene expression in a model organism. Students will learn research skills such as interpreting data and planning experiments. Recommended corequisite: MCDB 3135 or MCDB 3145.
  • MCDB 4990 - Honors Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Involves the preparation and defense of an honors thesis, based on faculty-supervised original research, including final phases of the research project. Recommended prerequisites: MCDB 4840 or MCDB 4980 or comparable research experience, and minimum GPA of 3.3 and approval by the MCDB Honors Committee.
  • MCDB 6000 - Introduction to Laboratory Methods
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Introduces methodology and techniques used in biological research. Designed as a tutorial between a few students and one faculty member. Students are expected to read original research papers, discuss findings, and to plan and execute experiments in selected areas. May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours.


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