Moore Laboratory Members

Melissa Moore

Melissa J Moore, PhD

Eleanor Eustis Farrington Chair in Cancer Research
Professor, RNA Therapeutics Institute and
Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Email: melissa.moore 'at' umassmed.edu 
           melissa.moore 'at' modernatx.com

Since October 2016, Melissa is the Chief Scientific Officer, mRNA Research Platform at Moderna Therapeutics Inc.


After 13 years at Brandeis University, Dr. Moore joined the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2007.

Dr. Moore is a Professor in the RNA Therapeutics Institutes at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, where she also holds the Eleanor Eustis Farrington Chair for Cancer Research as a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology. She received her B.S. degree in chemistry and biology from the College of William and Mary and her Ph.D. degree in biological chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She began working on RNA metabolism during her postdoctoral training with Phillip Sharp at MIT. Dr. Moore's honors include a Searle Scholars Award, a David and Lucile Packard fellowship, and the 2011 ASBMB William C. Rose Award.

Faculty/Senior Postdocs

Weijun Chen

Weijun Chen, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
weijun.chen 'at' umassmed.edu
University of Science and Technology of China, China