Dr. Martha May Moore, of Little Rock, Arkansas sadly passed away on Monday, January 15, 2024, at the age of 74.
Martha was born in Oxford, North Carolina in 1949. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Western Maryland College and her PhD in Genetics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Martha was an internationally recognized expert in the use of genetic toxicology data in chemical hazard identification and mode of action, particularly as they relate to cancer risk assessment. She worked for 23 years with the US Environmental Protection Agency in North Carolina, 13 years with the US Food and Drug Administration’s National Centre for Toxicological Research in Jefferson, Arkansas and 6 years at Ramboll US, Little Rock, Arkansas. She more recently founded her own toxicology consulting firm.
Martha was a member of the Society of Toxicology, the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society, the Genetic Toxicology Association, and the European Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society. She received the Genetic Toxicology Association Excellence in Science Award in 2011.
Martha published more than 130 journal articles, papers and book chapters. Martha was also a supporter of early career scientists from around the world, particularly from China. She sponsored many students from abroad to study in her lab in Arkansas.
She will be sadly missed.