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Jen Moon

Professor of Instruction, Assistant Dean for Non-Tenure Track Faculty
Biology Instruction Office, College of Natural Sciences


Phone: 512-232-4011

Office Location
NMS 2.104

Postal Address
AUSTIN, TX 78712

J. Moon, L. Zhu, H. Shen, and E. Huq (2008) PIF1 directly and indirectly regulates chlorophyll biosynthesis to optimize the greening process in Arabidopsis Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105 (27): 9433

J. Moon, Y. Zhao, X. Dai, W. Zhang, W. Gray, E. Huq, M. Estelle (2007) A new CUL1 allele shows altered response to hormones and light in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiology, 143: 684

H. Shen, J. Moon, E. Huq (2005) PIF1 is regulated by light-mediated degradation through the ubiquitin-26S proteasome pathway to optimize photomorphogenesis of seedlings in Arabidopsis. Plant Journal 44 (5): 1023

J. Moon, G. Parry, M. Estelle (2004) The ubiquitin-proteasome pathway and plant development. Plant Cell 16: 3181

President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award (2017)
Provost’s Teaching Fellow (2016-2018)
Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award (2015)
National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences (2015) 
Natural Science Council Faculty Service Award (2012)
UT College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award (2011)
UT College of Natural Sciences Science Outreach Award Honorable Mention (2011) 
AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science finalist (2010, 2011)


BIO 311C Introductory Biology I. Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2010
BIO 311D Introductory Biology II. Spring 2008, 2011, 2012
BIO 315H Advanced Intro to Genetics: Honors Fall 2009 (with Dr. Ruth Buskirk), 2017, 2018
BIO 325H Genetics: Honors. Spring 2015, 2016 (with Dr. Randy Linder)
BIO 320L Cell Biology Laboratory. Fall 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, Spring 2018
BIO 325 Introduction to Genetics. Fall 2008, Spring 2015, 2016, 2017
BIO 328 Plant Physiology. Spring 2007 
BIO 337/BIO 372C Biology Peer Mentors in Research & Teaching. Spring 2017,Fall 2017, 2018
BIO 344 Molecular Biology. Fall 2007, 2008, Spring 2009, 2010, Fall 2010, 2011, 2013
BIO 349L Experiments in Developmental Biology. Spring 2009-2012, 2014
BIO 370C Independent Study: Scientific Writing (Fall 2011, Spring 2014)
BIO 377 Independent Research Study: Light and gravity crosstalk in plants (Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2014)
BIO 170C UGTA Seminar, Fall 2017, Spring 2018

UGS 303 TIP (Texas Interdisciplinary Plan) Signature Course: Critical Thinking for the 21st Century. Fall 2012, 2013, 2014