Peter Moore, Ph.D.


Prof. Moore is the Sterling Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, at Yale University. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1997. The focus of his research throughout most of his career was the structure and function of RNA, and of RNA-containing macromolecular assemblies, especially the ribosome. In 2001, Prof. Moore, together with Prof. Steitz and Prof. Harry F. Noller (UC Santa Cruz), received the Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Sciences for their research on the ribosome.