Seok Moon<img alt="Tae Seok Moon" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Moon_Tae-Seok.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Associate ProfessorTae Seok Moon - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - His research applications include energy, environment & health challenges<div>​​PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009</div><div>MS, Seoul National University, 2000</div><div>BS, Seoul National University, 1998<br/></div><div><br/></div><div><span><hr/></span><strong>Affiliations</strong><br/><ul style="text-align: left;"><li><a href="" style="font-size: 0.9em;">Center for Science and Engineering of Living Systems</a><br/></li></ul><br/></div><p>Associate Professor</p><h3>Expertise<br/></h3>Synthetic gene circuits in order to control and improve metabolic pathways for the production of biomass-based chemicals and drugs<h3>Research<br/></h3><p>Tae Seok Moon’s research goals are to construct programmable cells that are able to process multiple input signals and to produce desirable outputs to solve energy, environment, agriculture, and health problems. He has a broad background in systems and synthetic biology, with expertise in gene regulation as well as design and construction of synthetic metabolic pathways, biosensors, and complex genetic circuits. His current projects include (1) engineering probiotic bacteria for medical applications, (2) systems engineering of bacteria to enable production of fuels and chemicals from lignocellulose, (3) understanding biological robustness by building genetic sensors and complex circuits from the bottom-up, and (4) engineering predictable RNA regulators. </p><p>He is a recipient of an NSF CAREER award (2014) and an ONR Young Investigator award (2017).</p><h3>Biography</h3><p>Professor Moon became a professor in the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis in 2012.</p><p>Professor Moon completed his postdoctoral fellowship in the Voigt Group, in the Department of Biological Engineering & SynBio Center at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and jointly, in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at University of California-San Francisco.</p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Moon_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-5026<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Brauer Hall, Room 3004</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read be4e3a14-e79f-4185-b4b6-168fac671787" id="div_be4e3a14-e79f-4185-b4b6-168fac671787" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_be4e3a14-e79f-4185-b4b6-168fac671787" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li> <a href="/news/Pages/A-probiotic-stress-fix.aspx">A probiotic stress fix</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Moon-receives-National-Science-Foundation-CAREER-Award.aspx">Moon receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award</a> </li></ul>



Moon receives NSF grant to engineer complex genetic circuits receives NSF grant to engineer complex genetic circuits
Three McKelvey faculty members win research equipment awards McKelvey faculty members win research equipment awards
Dantas and Moon team receives $3.5M grant from NIH and Moon team receives $3.5M grant from NIH
Moon recognized for research by Biotechnology & Bioengineering journal recognized for research by Biotechnology & Bioengineering journal