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Moran, Nancy

Nancy A Moran

Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences

Warren J. and Viola Mae Raymer Chair (Holder)

Insect and bacterial genomics and evolution, Symbiosis


Phone: 512-232-5701

Office Location
NMS 4.232A

Postal Address
AUSTIN, TX 78712

Moran obtained her bachelor's degree from The University of Texas at Austin and her doctoral degree from the University of Michigan. She is an evolutionary biologist whose research intersects the fields of genetics and genomics, microbiology, entomology, and ecology. Moran’s focus is on genome evolution in host-associated microorganisms, especially bacterial symbionts of insects, and on the consequences of symbiotic associations for biological diversity and ecological relationships. She has authored 200 research papers. Moran was elected as a Member of the National Academy of Science in 2004 and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2005. She was awarded the International Prize for Biology in 2010. Before coming to The University of Texas at Austin, she was Regent's Professor at the University of Arizona (1986-2010) and the William Fleming Professor of Biology at Yale University (2010-2013).

James Tiedje Award, 2014, International Society for Microbial Ecology

International Prize for Biology, 2010 (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)

Member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, elected 2012

University of Arizona Alumni Association Extraordinary Faculty Award, 2008

Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, elected 2007

Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, elected 2006

Galileo Circle Faculty Fellow, College of Science, University of Arizona, 2006

Member of the National Academy of Sciences, elected 2004

Member of the American Academy of Microbiology, elected 2004

University of Arizona Regents’ Professor, awarded 2001

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellow, awarded 1997

BIO370 (Evolutionary BIology)