Melissa Moore and the Moore Lab Members are broadly interested in post-transcriptional gene regulation in eukaryotes via mechanisms involving RNA and RNA-protein (RNP) complexes.
Our research centers on pre-mRNA processing and large RNA-protein (RNP) complexes. We study their basic structures and functions as well as their contributions to human disease. Current areas of investigation include: (1) single molecule analysis of spliceosome assembly; (2) messenger RNP (mRNP) structure and function; (3) RNP egress by nuclear envelope budding; and (4) development of novel therapeutic approaches targeting RNA-based processes. Enabling these studies, our research spans the disciplines of cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, chemical biology, biophysics and bioinformatics.