Dr. Sean Moran
Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2014-present.
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009-2013
Ph.D., Columbia University, 2008
M.Phil., Columbia University, 2006
M.A., Columbia University, 2003
B.Sc., McGill University, 2001
Sean Moran is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at SIUC (2014-present). He received his B.Sc. in Biochemistry from McGill University in 2001. He did his graduate work with Brian Gibney at Columbia University in biophysical/bioinorganic chemistry with an emphasis on thermodynamics and protein design. Afterwards, he did his postdoc with Martin Zanni at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, focusing on vibrational labeling and 2D IR spectroscopy of proteins. The Moran lab at SIUC combines these interests in a wide range of projects aimed at understanding the structures and dynamics of complex biopolymers, including enzymes, DNA/RNA, and biomaterials.
Sean’s hobbies include playing the guitar, watching other people play the guitar, and complaining. He also loves cats. As a Connecticut native, he roots for the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Celtics, the UCONN Huskies, and the Hartford Whalers (RIP).
Additional graduate positions available through SIU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Alison is a pre-vet animal science major. Alison joined the lab in Fall 2021. She loves animals and punk/emo music. Her favorite band is My Chemical Romance. She spends a lot of time at the farms on campus for her major, which are conveniently close to McLafferty, our laser lab!