Luke Moe

Associate Professor
Phone (859) 218-0761
Fax (859) 257-7125

311 Plant Science Building,
1405 Veterans Drive, Lexington KY 40546-0312

Research Interests

We are broadly interested in the biology and biochemistry of microbes and microbial communities in soil and associated with plants.  We use the tools of microbial ecology, genetics, and biochemistry in an effort to understand the myriad roles of microbes in plant health, agricultural yield, and postharvest quality of agronomic plants.  We also have an interest in the microbial ecology of fermentation.


  • B.S. Washington State University (Biochemistry)
  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison (Biochemistry)