Craig Moyer

In this Q&A, WWU Professor of Biology Craig Moyer breaks down the mechanical processes of how your greatest ally in the battle to stay healthy this spring - soap - is the enemy a virus never wants to see coming.

Western Today: Soap seems like a ubiquitous item that we take for granted,…

Life underwater could offer insight into life in space

But unlike other vents, Lo'ihi isn’t quite as hot which makes it closer to what scientists expect to someday explore in space. Being a space agency, NASA doesn’t have its own underwater equipment ready to go, so instead, it is…

NASA doesn't have an exploration vessel, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) does, so NASA is partnering with the seafaring agency to study Lo'ihi for 21 days. Remote operated vehicles (ROVs) will be sent down to Lo'ihi to collect rocks and observe the vibrant…

Volcanic eruptions are ecological reset buttons. They allow scientists to see how a complex ecosystem eventually emerges from barren rock. After an eruption on land, lichens are the first pioneers. In the water, Venus’s hair appears to play that role. It…

Microbes are everywhere. In the food we eat, on our skin and on every surface we touch.

Tiny living organisms that spend their entire lives at a size too small to be seen with the naked eye, microbes include bacteria, protists, types of fungi and even some species of animals. Although…

Craig L. Moyer, a professor of biology at Western Washington University, recently co-authored with Mark T. Price and Heather Fullerton an article titled "Biogeography and evolution of Thermococcus isolates from hydrothermal vent systems of the Pacific," which was published in…

Four investigators from Western Washington University, including a graduate student, will travel to the Submarine Ring of Fire to study hydrothermal vent sites near Guam Nov. 29 to Dec. 21.

Craig Moyer, a biology professor at Western, is the chief scientist on the cruise. Accompanying…

Four investigators from Western Washington University, including a graduate student, will travel to the Submarine Ring of Fire to study hydrothermal vent sites near Guam Nov. 29 to Dec. 21.

Craig Moyer, a biology professor at Western, is the chief scientist on the cruise. Accompanying…

Pele. Her name brings visions of fire, lightning, wind--and volcanoes. Of the ancient Hawaiian goddesses, Pele, the "lady in the red dress," is the best known.

Locals believe that her powers formed Hawaii's chain of volcanic islands. The word pele…

Biology graduate student Sean McAllister’s master’s thesis was featured on the cover of the August 2011 edition of Applied and Environmental Microbiology, published by the American Society for Microbiology.

McAllister worked with Biology Professor Craig Moyer and others to…

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