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Frank Moore Oral History Interview. April 11, 2017

Frank Moore Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Chris Petersen.

April 11, 2017

Location:  Valley Library, Oregon State University.

Frank Moore (b. 1945) is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Zoology who was an active member of the OSU faculty from his arrival in Corvallis in 1975 to his retirement in 2007. Moore is perhaps best known for his discovery of vasotocin, a hormone that plays a major role in the reproductive behavior of many different types of animal species, including the salamanders that Moore used as his primary research model. Moore also made significant contributions to the scientific understanding of neurological systems in amphibians. In his interview, Moore traces the unusual path that he took to academia; comments on the major themes of his research; and shares his perspective on his personal and academic partnership with Kathleen Dean Moore, herself an OSU Distinguished Professor and acclaimed author.