Courtney Moore is the inaugural winner of ScienceMatters Season 3 quizzes. Courtney is a fourth-year Ph.D. student working with Amit Reddi, in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry. She studies heme signaling dynamics in Saccharomyces cerevisiae using fluorescent heme sensors. She's developing a library of heme sensors to investigate the role of heme in yeast cell cycle.
Courtney earned a B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Arizona. Georgia Tech's cutting-edge research and Georgia's warm weather attracted her to Atlanta.
The quiz question for episode 1 was: A psychological test from the 1930s involving the color of words is used to determine executive function, or the ability to focus and adapt. What is the name of the test?
The correct answer is Stroop test.
"I enjoy the podcast because it makes the science accessible even if you are not involved in the field," Courtney says.