Moore goes on to describe the cellular splicing machine, the spliceosome, in greater detail in Part 2. She lists the components of the spliceosome and where each works in the spliceosome cycle. Moore also explains how the innovative use of fluorescent protein tags and total internal reflection microscopy has allowed her and her colleagues to better understand the ordered assembly and function of the complex splicing machine.
Melissa Moore received her PhD in biological chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She became interested in understanding RNA splicing during a post-doc with Phillip Sharp, also at MIT. Since then, Moore has spent much of her career working on the spliceosome and other mysteries of RNA processing. Moore was a Howard Hughes Medical… Continue Reading