Kenneth H. Moberg, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Cell Biology

Office: 442 Whitehead Research Building

Phone: 404 727-3733

Email: kmoberg@emory.edu

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Emory University - Department of Cell Biology

615 Michael St

Atlanta, GA 30322

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Biography

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.

Education:
1989
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Haverford College,1989
Mentored by Judith A. Owen, PhD
The repertoire of T- cell immune responses
1998
Ph.D. in Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mentored by Jacqueline A. Lees, PhD
Molecular analysis of the E2F family of cell cycle transcription factors

2003
Postdoc in Drosophila genetics, MGH
Cancer Center & Harvard Medical School
2003
Mentored by Iswar K. Hariharan, MBBS, PhD
Genetic screens for novel tumor suppressor genes in Drosophila
2003
Appointed Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Emory University School of Medicine, 2010
Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure Emory University School of Medicine

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