Pitt Honors 10 Faculty Members

Congratulations, Dr. Moore!

According to the Univeristy Times article:

"The rank of Distinguished Professor acknowledges extraordinary, internationally recognized scholarly attainment in an individual discipline or field. Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg made the appointments based on the recommendations of Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Patricia E. Beeson.

The new Distinguished Professors are: Derek C. Angus, Distinguished Professor of Critical Care Medicine; Ivet Bahar, Distinguished Professor of Computational and Systems Biology; Yuan Chang, Distinguished Professor of Pathology; Nancy E. Davidson, Distinguished Professor of Medicine; Patrick S. Moore, Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, and David H. Perlmutter, Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics.

Patrick S. Moore joined Pitt in 2002 as a faculty member in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics.

He and his collaborator, Distinguished Professor of Pathology Yuan Chang, have discovered two of the seven known human cancer viruses. In 1994, they discovered Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus. Moore and Chang reported on a new method to identify human cancer viruses in 2007 called digital transcriptome subtraction. The researchers used this method to isolate fragments of another human cancer virus, Merkel cell polyomavirus.

He is a member of the National Academy of Science. His research has been recognized with several international honors, including the Langmuir, Meyenburg, Koch, Mott and Stephenson prizes.

Moore has authored more than 130 peer-reviewed articles, reviews and editorials.  He also holds 20 patents for his discoveries."

See who else was honored by Chancellor Nordenberg by reading the full University Times article.