Marsha A. Moses, Ph.D. ’75

Julia Dyckman Andrus Professor, Harvard Medical School
Director, Vascular Biology Program, Children's Hospital Boston
Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital Boston

Boston, Massachusetts

A nationally recognized biochemist, teacher, and medical researcher, Moses is the Julia Dyckman Andrus Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and the Director of the Vascular Biology Program at Children's Hospital Boston. She is also a member of the faculty in the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacy at Harvard Medical School.

She and her colleagues have had a long-standing interest in identifying and characterizing the biochemical and molecular mechanisms underlying the regulation of angiogenesis during tumor progression, from the angiogenic switch through metastasis. In the course of these studies, Dr. Moses and her group have discovered a number of angiogenesis inhibitors, some of which are undergoing pre-clinical development. In addition, the Moses Lab has, as part of their long term Urinary Proteomics Initiative, developed a number of sensitive and specific non-invasive urine tests for different cancers. A number of these urine tests are currently in clinical testing as potential cancer diagnostics and prognostics.

Moses received a B.A. in biology with a minor in chemistry from Stonehill in 1975, an M.S. in biology from Rivier College in 1978, and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Boston University in 1986.

She is a recipient of numerous scientific research awards and honors, a featured lecturer at national scientific research conferences and a published author in numerous scholarly scientific and medical research publications. Dr. Moses was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of the United States in 2008.

A 1997 recipient of the President's Award of Excellence, she delivered the keynote address at Stonehill's 1997 Academic Convocation.

She is also the recipient of Stonehill's Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2000. A trustee since spring 1999, Moses resides with her husband, Gerard Gardner '75, in Brookline, Mass.