Lisa R. Moore

Senior Scientific Database Curator, Bioinformatics Research Group, Information and Computing Sciences Division

Lisa Moore, Ph.D., has expertise in microbial ecophysiology with an emphasis on the marine picocyanobacterial, particularly the most abundant single celled phototroph on earth, Prochlorococcus. In addition to generating phenotypic information to understand the physiology and ecology of microorganisms, she worked on a multidisciplinary team to develop computational tools to extract microbial phenotype data from published scientific articles.

Currently, Lisa uses her expertise in microbial ecophysiology to curate published genomic and metabolic information on the EcoCyc genome database for the model organism, Escherichia coli K-12, keeping the database up-to-date with experimentally-supported information for other researchers to use. She has also been involved in developing the new CyanoCyc portal to genome databases of important cyanobacteria organisms.

Prior to joining SRI as a curator, Lisa worked her way up the academic ladder to tenured professor at University of Southern Maine, a primarily teaching university, where she successfully managed an externally-funded research program with undergraduates and Master’s students. After retiring as a professor, she worked as a Senior Research Scientist at Macquarie University, Australia on how plastic leachate affects marine microbes.

She received a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.A. in Liberal Arts from St. Johns College, and a B.S. in Biochemistry from University of Oregon.

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