Dr. Frank L. Moore
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Department of Zoology
Retired: June 2007
AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST: Hormonal control of behaviors, reproductive endocrinology, neuroendocrinology of stress, non-genomic actions of steroids, and neurobiology of behaviorally active peptides. My current research projects involve investigating the molecular mechanisms associated with rapid behavioral responses to adrenal steroid hormones, the control of social behaviors by neuropeptides in the vasopressin / oxytocin family, and the neuroendocrine responses to pheromones.
Moore FL, SK Boyd and DB Kelley (2005) Historical perspective: Hormonal regulation of behaviors in amphibians. Hormones and Behavior 48: 373-383. PDF
Bradford, CS, EA Walthers, BT Searcy, and FL Moore (2005) Cloning, heterologous expression and pharmacological characterization of a kappa opioid receptor from the brain of the rough-skinned newt, Taricha granulosa. J. Molecular Endocrinology 34: 809-823.
Walthers EA and FL Moore (2005) Cloning pro-enkephalin from the brain of a urodele amphibian (Taricha granulosa) using a DOR-specific primer in a 3’ RACE reaction. Gen. Comp. Endocrinology. 142: 364 - 370. PDF
Hollis, D.M., J. Chu, E.A. Walthers, B.T. Searcy, and F.L. Moore (2005). Neuroanatomical distribution of vasotocin and mesotocin in two urodele amphibians (Plethodon shermani and Taricha granulosa) based on in situ hybridization histochemistry. Brain Research 1035: 1–12. PDF
Walthers, E.A., C.S. Bradford and F.L. Moore (2005). Cloning, pharmacological characterization and tissue distribution of an ORL1 opioid receptor from an amphibian, the rough-skinned newt Taricha granulosa. J. Mol. Endocrinology 34: 247–256. PDF