Walter N. Moss, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Postdoctoral Fellow, HHMI/Yale University (Joan Steitz Lab)
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Rochester (Douglas Turner Lab)
B.S., Chemistry, SUNY Stony Brook


Walter Moss was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. He attended Brooklyn Technical High School then went on to get a B.S. in Chemistry from SUNY Stony Brook. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester (2013) where he was mentored by Prof. Douglas H. Turner. In the Turner group his research focused on the discovery and biochemical interrogation of structured RNAs in influenza virus. After his Ph. D. he did his postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Joan A. Steitz at HHMI/Yale University where his work was supported by an American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellowship and an NIH K99/R00 award. His research focused on the discovery and characterization of structured RNAs in Epstein-Barr virus.


National Institutes of Health (NIGMS) K99/R00 (2015 - present)
American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship (2014 - 2015)
Einsteinium Foundation Award (2014)
RNA Society Travel Award (2012)
Weissberger Memorial Fellowship (2008 - 2010)
Sherman-Clark Fellowship (2005 - 2007)
American Institute of Chemists Award (2004)
Sigma Xi Award for Undergraduate Research (2004)
Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society (2004)
SUNY Stony Brook Honors College (2000-2004)
Eagle Scout Award(1998)