Kenneth H. Moberg, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Cell Biology

Office: 442 Whitehead Research Building

Phone: 404 727-3733


Office Location:

Mailing Address:

Emory University - Department of Cell Biology

615 Michael St

Atlanta, GA 30322

Research Focus

My lab uses the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster to model fundamental aspects of metazoan development and disease, with a main focus on cancer cell biology and an emerging interest in development of the central nervous system. 

We currently study (i) the roles of conserved growth regulatory proteins Archipelago/Fbw7, Crumbs/Crb3 and Taiman/AIB1 in the growth, morphogenesis, and motility of epithelial cells and (ii) the neurological role of the conserved poly(A) RNA binding protein dNab2/ZC3H14, which is mutated in a heritable form of autosomal recessive intellectual disability in humans.


Mortimer, N.T. and Moberg, K.H. (2013) “The archipelago ubiquitin ligase subunit acts in target tissue to restrict tracheal terminal cell branching and hypoxic-induced gene expression”. PLoS Genetics. Feb;9(2).

Kelly, S.M., Pak, C., Banerjee, A., Moberg, K.H., and Corbett, A.H. (2014) “A Conserved Role for the Zinc Finger Polyadenosine RNA Binding Protein, ZC3H14, in Control of Poly(A) Tail Length”. RNA. May;20(5):681-8.