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Britney L. Moss


Ph.D. in Molecular Cell Biology, Washington University in St., 2011

Current position

Assistant Professor, Whitman College (WC), Walla Walla, WA


  1. Galli, M., Liu, Q., Moss, B. L., Malcomber, S., Li, W., Gaines, C., Federici, S., Roshkovan, J., Meeley, R., Nemhauser, J. L. and Gallavotti, A. (2015). Auxin signaling modules regulate maize inflorescence architecture. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112(43): 13372-13377.

  2. Moss, B. L., Mao, H., Guseman, J. M., Hinds, T. R., Hellmuth, A., Kovenock, M., Noorassa, A., Lanctot, A., Villalobos, L. I., Zheng, N. and Nemhauser, J. L. (2015). Rate Motifs Tune Auxin/Indole-3-Acetic Acid Degradation Dynamics. Plant Physiol 169(1): 803-813.

  3. Guseman, J. M., Hellmuth, A., Lanctot, A., Feldman, T. P., Moss, B. L., Klavins, E., Calderon Villalobos, L. I. and Nemhauser, J. L. (2015). Auxin-induced degradation dynamics set the pace for lateral root development. Development 142(5): 905-909.

  4. Yu, H., Zhang, Y., Moss, B. L., Bargmann, B. O., Wang, R., Prigge, M., Nemhauser, J. L. and Estelle, M. (2015). Untethering the TIR1 auxin receptor from the SCF complex increases its stability and inhibits auxin response. Nat Plants 1(3).

  5. Pierre-Jerome, E., Moss, B. L. and Nemhauser, J. L. (2013). Tuning the auxin transcriptional response. J Exp Bot 64(9): 2557-2563.

  6. Yu, H., Moss, B. L., Jang, S. S., Prigge, M., Klavins, E., Nemhauser, J. L. and Estelle, M. (2013). Mutations in the TIR1 auxin receptor that increase affinity for auxin/indole-3-acetic acid proteins result in auxin hypersensitivity. Plant Physiol 162(1): 295-303.

  7. Moss, B. L., Elhammali, A., Fowlkes, T., Gross, S., Vinjamoori, A., Contag, C. H. and Piwnica-Worms, D. (2012). Interrogation of inhibitor of nuclear factor kappaB alpha/nuclear factor kappaB (IkappaBalpha/NF-kappaB) negative feedback loop dynamics: from single cells to live animals in vivo. J Biol Chem 287(37): 31359-31370.

  8. Olanich, M. E., Moss, B. L., Piwnica-Worms, D., Townsend, R. R. and Weber, J. D. (2011). Identification of FUSE-binding protein 1 as a regulatory mRNA-binding protein that represses nucleophosmin translation. Oncogene 30(1): 77-86.

  9. Villalobos, V., Naik, S., Bruinsma, M., Dothager, R. S., Pan, M. H., Samrakandi, M., Moss, B., Elhammali, A. and Piwnica-Worms, D. (2010). Dual-color click beetle luciferase heteroprotein fragment complementation assays. Chem Biol 17(9): 1018-1029.

  10. Gross, S., Gammon, S. T., Moss, B. L., Rauch, D., Harding, J., Heinecke, J. W., Ratner, L. and Piwnica-Worms, D. (2009). Bioluminescence imaging of myeloperoxidase activity in vivo. Nat Med 15(4): 455-461.

  11. Dothager, R. S., Flentie, K., Moss, B., Pan, M. H., Kesarwala, A. and Piwnica-Worms, D. (2009). Advances in bioluminescence imaging of live animal models. Curr Opin Biotechnol 20(1): 45-53.

  12. Moss, B. L., Gross, S., Gammon, S. T., Vinjamoori, A. and Piwnica-Worms, D. (2008). Identification of a ligand-induced transient refractory period in nuclear factor-kappaB signaling. J Biol Chem 283(13): 8687-8698.

  13. Gross, S., Moss, B. L. and Piwnica-Worms, D. (2007). Veni, vidi, vici: in vivo molecular imaging of immune response. Immunity 27(4): 533-538.

  14. Moss, B. L., Taubner, L., Sample, Y. K., Kazmin, D. A., Copie, V. and Starkey, J. R. (2006). Tumor shedding of laminin binding protein modulates angiostatin production in vitro and interferes with plasmin-derived inhibition of angiogenesis in aortic ring cultures. Int J Cancer 118(10): 2421-2432.

  15. Naik, S., Moss, B. L., Piwnica-Worms, D.  & Pichler-Wallace, A. (2008). Imaging Cellular Networks and Protein-Protein Interactions In Vivo. In Pomper, M. amd Gelovani, J. (eds). Molecular Imaging in Oncology  (25): 391-403.

Protocols by Britney L. Moss
  1. A Live-imaging, Heat Shock-inducible System to Measure Aux/IAA Degradation Rates in Planta