Luke A. Moe
  • Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Kentucky, USA
Research fields
  • Microbiology
Personal information


Ph.D. in Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005

Current position

Assistant Professor, Department of Plant & Soil Sciences, University of Kentucky (01/2009-present)


  1. Radkov, A. D. and Moe, L. A. (2014). Bacterial synthesis of D-amino acids. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol (Epub ahead of print)
  2. Murphree, C. A., Heist, E. P. and Moe, L. A. (2014). Antibiotic Resistance Among Cultured Bacterial Isolates from Bioethanol Fermentation Facilities Across the United States. Curr Microbiol (Epub ahead of print)
  3. Radkov, A. D. and Moe, L. A. (2013). Amino acid racemization in Pseudomonas putida KT2440. J Bacteriol 195(22): 5016-5024.
  4. Moe, L. A. (2013). Amino acids in the rhizosphere: from plants to microbes. Am J Bot 100(9): 1692-1705.
  5. Donato, J. J., Moe, L. A., Converse, B. J., Smart, K. D., Berklein, F. C., McManus, P. S. and Handelsman, J. (2010). Metagenomic analysis of apple orchard soil reveals antibiotic resistance genes encoding predicted bifunctional proteins. Appl Environ Microbiol 76(13): 4396-4401.
  6. Moe, L. A., McMahon, M. D. and Thomas, M. G. (2010). Functional metagenomics as a technique for the discovery of novel enzymes and natural products. Enzyme technologies: metagenomics, evolution, biocatalysis and biosynthesis: 3-39.
  7. Allen, H. K., Moe, L. A., Rodbumrer, J., Gaarder, A. and Handelsman, J. (2009). Functional metagenomics reveals diverse beta-lactamases in a remote Alaskan soil. ISME J 3(2): 243-251.
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