I am a faculty member of the EECE department and a member
of Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences.
I am looking for technicians, graduate students, and postdocs who are interested in Synthetic Biology.
Please send the application to:
Tae Seok Moon
Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering
Washington University in St. Louis
One Brookings Dr. Box 1180
St. Louis, MO 63130
Please include the following:
- Cover letter, including research and career interests (for postdoc positions)
- Preprints of publications (if listed on your CV, but not yet available)
- Please have your PhD advisor send a letter of recommendation at the same time (for postdoc positions).
Professor Moon gave an invited seminar at Arizona State University.
Congratulations to Matthew Leong for being named Chemistry’s Merck Award winner.
Congratulations to Drew for his paper accepted: N Wan, DM DeLorenzo, L He, L You, CM Immethun, G Wang, EEK Baidoo, W Hollinshead, JD Keasling, TS Moon and YJ Tang. Cyanobacterial carbon metabolism: fluxome plasticity and oxygen dependence. Biotechnol. Bioeng. Accepted. DOI: 10.1002/bit.26287 (2017) Link
Congratulations to Allison for her paper accepted: A Hoynes-O’Connor, T Shopera, K Hinman, JP Creamer and TS Moon. Enabling Complex Genetic Circuits to Respond to Extrinsic Environmental Signals. Biotechnol. Bioeng. Accepted. DOI: 10.1002/bit.26279 (2017) Link
Congratulations to Cheryl for her paper accepted: CM Immethun, DM DeLorenzo, CM Focht, D Gupta, CB Johnson and TS Moon. Physical, Chemical, and Metabolic State Sensors Expand the Synthetic Biology Toolbox for Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Biotechnol. Bioeng. Accepted. DOI: 10.1002/bit.26275 (2017) Link
Professor Moon receives a 2017 Young Investigator Award from Office of Naval Research. Link
Professor Moon gave a talk at the DOE Genomic Sciences Program Meeting.
Professor Moon gave a talk at the 7th International Conference on Biomolecular Engineering.
Allison’s paper is featured on the cover page of ACS Synth. Biol. (Volume 5, Issue 12)! Congrat! Link
Allison is highlighted in ACS Synthetic Biology's "Introducing Our Authors". Link
Austin joins the group as a PhD student. Welcome!
Allie successfully defended her thesis. Congrat! Dr. Hoynes-O'Connor! We will miss you.
Professor Moon gave two oral presentations at the 2016 AIChE meeting.
The WUSTL-PSU 2016 iGEM team received a silver medal at the iGEM Jamboree. Congrats to all members involved!
Cheryl successfully defended her thesis. Congrat! Dr. Immethun! We will miss you.
Ryan gave an oral presentation at the 2016 PMB retreat (A DBBS retreat at Tyson Research Center).
Professor Moon gave a talk in an ACS BIOT webinar.
Professor Moon gave an invited seminar at Virginia Tech.
Phillipe and Austin join the lab as graduate rotation students! Welcome everyone!
Professor Moon gave an invited seminar at Saint Louis University.
Professor Moon gave a talk at the SEED conference (the Synthetic Biology: Engineering, Evolution & Design), Chicago, IL. Link
Congratulations to Allison for her paper accepted: A Hoynes-O’Connor and TS Moon. Development of design rules for reliable antisense RNA behavior in E. coli. ACS Synth. Biol. Accepted. DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.6b00036 (2016) Link
Professor Moon gave an invited talk at the 2016 Metabolic Engineering and Green Manufacturing in Microorganisms, Beijing University of Chemical Technology.
Professor Moon gave an invited seminar at KAIST.
Professor Moon gave an invited seminar at Seoul National University.
Professor Moon receives a Best of BIOT Award from the American Chemical Society.
Gillian Myers and Zach Glick join the lab for the summer as iGEM team members. Welcome everyone!
Farewell to Soo Ji, Kenneth, and Charlie. They will attend grad school or work in the bio-industry. Good luck!
Cheryl gave a poster presentation at the 12th Workshop on Cyanobacteria at ASU.
Our collaborative work (with the Pakrasi, Maranas, and Zhang labs) was published: R Saha, D Liu, A Hoynes-O'Connor, M Liberton, J Yu, M Bhattacharyya-Pakrasi, A Balassy, F Zhang, TS Moon, CD Maranas and HB Pakrasi. Diurnal Regulation of Cellular Processes in the Cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. Strain PCC 6803: Insights from Transcriptomic, Fluxomic and Physiological Analyses. mBio. 7, e00464-16 (2016) Link
Allison wins the EECE Graduate Student Research Award! Congratulations, Allison!
Cheryl, Ray, Tatenda, Allison, and Ryan gave five poster presentations at the Monsanto Fellows Synthetic Biology Symposium.
Matthew Leong receives a 2016 BioSURF Fellowship. Congratulations, Matthew!
Andrew Ng (Moon lab alumnus, now at UC Berkeley/UCSF) receives a 2016 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. Congratulations, Andrew!
Andrew Ng (Moon lab alumnus, now at UC Berkeley/UCSF) receives a 2016 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship. Congratulations, Andrew!
Ryan wins an oral presentation award at the SynBERC meeting at UC Berkeley. Congrats, Ryan!
Ryan gave an oral presentation at the SynBERC meeting at UC Berkeley. Allie also gave a poster presentation.
Professor Moon gave three oral presentations at the 251st ACS National Meeting. One of the presentations was identified as the "Best Presentation" of the Session.
Congratulations to Cheryl for receiving a Registration Scholarship for the 12th Workshop on Cyanobacteria at ASU.
Congratulations to Cheryl for her book chapter published: CM Immethun, WR Henson, X Wang, D Nielsen and TS Moon. Engineering Central Metabolism for Production of Higher Alcohol-based Biofuels, Chapter 1, p1-34 in "Biotechnologies for Biofuel Production and Optimization" (CA Eckert & CT Trinh, Ed). Elsevier. Link
Congratulations to Young Je (Ryan) for his paper accepted: YJ Lee, A Hoynes-O'Connor, MC Leong and TS Moon. Programmable control of bacterial gene expression with the combined CRISPR and antisense RNA system. Nucleic Acids Res. Link
Congratulations to Ray for his paper accepted: A Yoneda, WR Henson, NK Goldner, KJ Park, KJ Forsberg, SJ Kim, MW Pesesky, M Foston, G Dantas and TS Moon. Comparative transcriptomics elucidates adaptive phenol tolerance and utilization in lipid-accumulating Rhodococcus opacus PD630. Nucleic Acids Res. Link
Professor Moon gave an invited talk at the 2015 AIChE annual meeting.
Cheryl, Ray, Tatenda, and Allison gave oral presentations at the 2015 AIChE annual meeting.
John and Alexander join the lab as graduate rotation students! Welcome everyone!
Mike gave a poster presentation in the Undergraduate Research Symposium at WashU.
Professor Moon gave an invited talk at the Washington University Biomedical Engineering Department.
Allie gave an oral presentation at the SynBERC meeting at MIT (honorable mention). Ryan also gave a poster presentation.
Congratulations to Tatenda for his paper published: T Shopera, WR Henson, A Ng, YJ Lee, K Ng and TS Moon. Robust, tunable genetic memory from protein sequestration combined with positive feedback. Nucleic Acids Res. DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkv936 (2015) Link
Cameron and Eugene join the lab as graduate rotation students! Welcome everyone!
Congratulations to Allie for her paper published: A Hoynes-O’Connor and TS Moon. Programmable genetic circuits for pathway engineering. Curr. Opin. Biotechnol. 36, 115-121 (2015). Link
Congratulations to Cheryl for her paper accepted: CM Immethun, KM Ng, DM DeLorenzo, B Waldron-Feintstein, YC Lee and TS Moon. Oxygen-Responsive Genetic Circuits Constructed in Synechocystis sp. PCC6803. Biotechnol. Bioeng. DOI: 10.1002/bit.25722 (2015)
Dinesh joins the group as a Graduate Rotation student. Welcome!
Congratulations to Ray for his paper accepted: WD Hollinshead, WR Henson, M Abernathy, TS Moon and YJ Tang. Rapid Metabolic Analysis of Rhodococcus opacus PD630 via parallel 13C-Metabolite Fingerprinting, Biotechnol. Bioeng. DOI: 10.1002/bit.25702 (2015)
Prof. Moon attended two synthetic biology conferences: SEED and Gordon conferences.
Graduation! Congrats to Jeffrey, Ben, Jessica, Tina, and Andrew! We wish you best of luck in graduate school, companies, and new labs.
Congratulations to Allison for her paper published online: A Hoynes-O’Connor, K Hinman, L Kirchner and TS Moon. De novo design of heat-repressible RNA thermosensors in E. coli. Nucleic Acids Res. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkv499 (2015). Link
Tatenda gave an oral and poster presentation at the SynBERC meeting at UC Berkeley.
Kenneth gave a poster presentation at the 3rd Annual Global Health and Infectious Disease Conference.
Drew DeLorenzo receives a 2015 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship. Congratulations, Drew!
Ray gave a featured oral presentation at the 2015 Annual Conference for the Institute for Biological Engineering.
Cheryl, Allison, and Tatenda each gave oral presentations at the Annual IBE Conference.
The 2014 WashU iGEM team gave an oral presentation at the IBE conference.
Blake Actkinson, David Ayeke, Charlotte Bourg, and Michael Toomey join the 2015 iGEM team that will be advised again by Professor Moon this year. Welcome, All!
Andrew Ng joins the lab as a research staff member. Welcome Andrew!
Drew DeLorenzo & Charles Johnson join the group as PhD candidates. Welcome!
Professor Moon joins the NSF CenSURF as a senior investigator (http://censurf.chem.ucsb.edu/people).
Professor Moon gave three oral presentations including an invited talk at the 2014 AIChE conference.
Cheryl & Allison gave oral presentations at the 2014 AIChE conference.
Professor Moon gave an invited lecture at the Indo-US Workshop on Synthetic & Systems Biology (JNU, New Delhi, India) to discuss the potential and risks of synthetic biology. https://sites.google.com/site/synbioworkshop/synbioglobal
Wei Bai joins the lab as a graduate rotation student! Welcome!
The WUSTL 2014 iGEM team received a silver medal at the iGEM Giant Jamboree. Congrats to all members involved!
Moon Research Group receives a grant from the Department of Energy for "Systems Biology of Rhodococcus opacus to Enable Production of Fuels and Chemicals from Lignocellulose."
Tatenda wins a poster presentation award at the SynBERC meeting. Congrats, Tatenda!
Ray and Tatenda presented posters at the SynBERC meeting at MIT.
Professor Moon gave an invited talk at the SynBERC meeting at MIT.
Drew Delorenzo, Charlie Johnson, Yu He, and Ben Wolf join the lab as graduate rotation students! Welcome everyone!
Allison talked about our project in the 2014 Spring SynBERC meeting! Check out this video recently released by SynBERC!
Soo Ji Kim joins the lab as a research technician! Welcome Soo Ji!
Allison Hoynes-O'Connor wins a poster presentation award at the 2014 SIMB conference! Congrats, Allison!
Cheryl, Allison, and Ray presented posters at the 2014 SIMB conference.
Professor Moon gave an invited talk at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology (SIMB), click here for more info.
Professor Moon gave a talk at the inaugural SEED conference (the Synthetic Biology: Engineering, Evolution & Design), click here for more info.
15 teachers from 11 local high schools participated in the Genetic Circuits Workshop for training with our teaching kit to use in high school classrooms! More info about the workshop here.
Young Je (Ryan) Lee joins the group as a PhD candidate. Welcome Ryan!
A new paper published online: B Thompson, TS Moon and D Nielsen. ‘Hybrid’ Processing Strategies for Expanding and Improving the Synthesis of Renewable Bioproducts, Curr. Opin. Biotechnol. 30, 17-23 (2014).http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.copbio.2014.04.005
Professor Moon receives a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.March 2014
Cheryl Immethun wins
the 2014 EECE Graduate Student Teaching Award!
Professor Moon gave an
invited talk at 12th ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases
Research Meeting (http://www.asmbiodefense.org/).
Allison, Cheryl, and Ray in the Moon lab received project funding from Women's Society of Washington University for the outreach activities which include teaching kit development for Teach For America Teachers. Please contact Allie at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Nielsen, TS Moon. From
Promise to Practice: the Role of Synthetic Biology in
Green Chemistry, EMBO Reports, published online,
Bowen and Hui-Yuan Chen join the group as Graduate Rotation
students! Welcome Chris and Hui-Yuan!
Ryan Lee, and Manan Pathak join the group as Graduate
Rotation students! Welcome Wen, Ryan, and Manan!
Mooradian joins the group as a Graduate Rotation student!
Kenneth Ng joins the lab as a research technician! Welcome Kenneth!
Group receives a grant from the National Science Foundation
for "Designing Nitrogen Fixing Ability in Oxygenic
Paper highlighted as Featured
Article in Frontiers in Microbiology!
BM Berla, R Saha, CM Immethun, CD Maranas, TS Moon and H Pakrasi. Synthetic Biology of Cyanobacteria: Unique Challenges and Opportunities, Front. Microbiol. 4:246 (2013). http://www.frontiersin.org/
Moon Research Group receives a
Grand Challenges Exploration Grant from the Gates
Foundation for "Programmed Killing of Parasite Eggs by
Moon Research Group receives an I-CARES Research Award for "Hybrid Conversion of Lignin: Trees to Fat" with collaborator Professor Marcus Foston, also from EECE at Washington University in St. Louis.
Ray Henson, Allison Hoynes-O'Connor, and Tatenda Shopera join the group as PhD candidates. Welcome Ray, Allison and Tatenda!
Cheryl Immethun receives a 2013
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research
Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship.
Professor Moon is highlighted in ACS Synthetic Biology's "Introducing Our Authors".
CM Immethun, AG Hoynes-O’Connor, A Balassy and TS Moon. Microbial Production of Isoprenoids Enabled by Synthetic Biology, Invited review, accepted in Frontiers in Microbiology.
Professor Moon joins the
Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences.
Ray Henson and Tatenda Shopera join the group as Graduate Rotation students. Welcome Ray and Tatenda!
Genetic Programs Constructed
from Layered Logic Gates in Single Cells published
online in Nature.
Kevin Lingard joins the group as an Undergraduate student. Welcome Kevin!
Andrea Balassy and Allison Hoynes-O'Connor join the group as Graduate Rotation students. Welcome Allison and Andrea!
Tuning primary metabolism
for heterologous pathway productivity accepted in ACS
Sensitivity Analysis of a Proposed Model Mechanism for Newly Created Glucose 6-Oxidases published in AIChE Journal.
Cheryl Immethun joins the group
as a PhD candidate. Welcome Cheryl!
Tae Seok Moon joins Washington University in St. Louis' Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering as an Assistant Professor.