Randall Moon is director of the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine and an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. As director of the Institute, he will hold the William and Marilyn Conner Professorship at the University of Washington School of Medicine, the first endowed position designated for the Institute and specifically earmarked for the director.
Randall received his BA degree in Biology from New College, Sarasota, Florida, and his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Zoology at the University of Washington. His postdoctoral research was conducted at the California Institute of Technology.
After returning to the University of Washington, Randall was a Syntex scholar in cardiovascular research. He is a recipient of a research career development award from the National Institutes of Health and the TLL Temple Foundation Discovery Award of the Alzheimers Association. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is on the editorial board of a number of leading journals, is a consultant for several companies, and is in the early stages of helping start a biotech company.
Randall's research focuses on the mechanisms of regeneration and the identification of small molecule drug leads that modulate the function of endogenous stem cells by targeting the Wnt signal transduction pathways. This research focus links basic biology, biotechnology, stem cell biology, and regenerative medicine. Randall speaks nationally and internationally on this research and on regenerative medicine in general.