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Allen Moore leading CAES research at UGA


By: UGA press release
8/22/2017 2:31:01 PM


Effective July 1, Dr. Allen Moore is leading the UGA College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences (CAES) research efforts as the associate dean for research and associate director of the college's ag experiment stations statewide.

CAES Dean Dr. Sam Pardue announced Moore's hire in early May following a months-long national search to replace Dr. Robert Shulstad who held the position for 11 years before retiring in June.

"Dr. Moore brings a diverse background in genetics, ecology and entomology to our college research program," Pardue said. "Adding his breadth of experience and perspective to our stellar faculty of researchers will help us continue on our trajectory of strong growth."

Moore was serving as department head of the UGA Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Department of Genetics when he was tapped for the position. A UGA Distinguished Research Professor, Moore is an expert in evolutionary biology and behavior genetics; molecular and quantitative genetic studies of complex traits, especially social traits; and the development of behavior.

Prior to coming to UGA, he previously held various research and administrative positions in biological sciences at the University of Manchester and the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom and in entomology at the University of Kentucky.

Moore earned a bachelor's degree in zoology from Arizona State University and a doctorate in environmental, population and organismic biology from the University of Colorado. He was a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow in environmental biology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and a postdoctoral research associate in the Northwestern University School of Medicine Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy.

"This college has a rich history in cutting-edge agricultural research and is poised to continue that tradition of making a real difference in the years ahead," Moore said. "I am excited to be a part of these outstanding programs and look forward to working with this respected research faculty."


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