Research Interests

  • Marine Biomedicine and Biotechnology
  • Microbial Genomics and Metabolomics
  • Natural Product Drug Discovery
  • Natural Toxins and Pollutants
  • Synthetic Biology


  • B.S., University of Hawaii
  • PhD, University of Washington
  • Postdoc, University of Zurich

Recent Publications

Alker, A. T., Farrell, M. V., Demko, A. M., Purdy, T. N., Adak, S., Moore, B. S., Sneed, J. M., Paul, V. J., & Shikuma, N. J. (2023). Linking bacterial tetrabromopyrrole biosynthesis to coral metamorphosis. ISME Communications, 3(1), 98.
Lukowski, A. L., Hubert, F. M., Ngo, T.-E., Avalon, N. E., Gerwick, W. H., & Moore, B. S. (2023). Enzymatic Halogenation of Terminal Alkynes. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 145(34), 18716–18721.
Alker, A. T., Farrell, M. V., Aspiras, A. E., Dunbar, T. L., Fedoriouk, A., Jones, J. E., Mikhail, S. R., Salcedo, G. Y., Moore, B. S., & Shikuma, N. J. (2023). A modular plasmid toolkit applied in marine bacteria reveals functional insights during bacteria-stimulated metamorphosis. MBio, e01502-23.
Cordoza, J. L., Chen, P. Y.-T., Blaustein, L. R., Lima, S. T., Fiore, M. F., Chekan, J. R., Moore, B. S., & McKinnie, S. M. K. (2023). Mechanistic and Structural Insights into a Divergent PLP-Dependent l -Enduracididine Cyclase from a Toxic Cyanobacterium. ACS Catalysis, 13(14), 9817–9828.
Shin, Y.-H., Im, J. H., Kang, I., Kim, E., Jang, S. C., Cho, E., Shin, D., Hwang, S., Du, Y. E., Huynh, T.-H., Ko, K., Ko, Y.-J., Nam, S.-J., Awakawa, T., Lee, J., Hong, S., Abe, I., Moore, B. S., Fenical, W., … Oh, D.-C. (2023). Genomic and Spectroscopic Signature-Based Discovery of Natural Macrolactams. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 145(3), 1886–1896.