Philip J. Moos, PhD


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Pharmacology and Toxicology - Associate Professor
  • Cancer Center Programs: Cell Response & Regulation

Academic Office Information

  • 801-585-5952
  • L.S. Skaggs Hall
    30 S 2000 E
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Academic Bio

Phillip Moos, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Utah and a member of the Cell Response and Regulation Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute.Moos studies the reduction-oxidation relationship between inflammation and cancer. He is particularly interested in the role of selenoproteins in the origin of cancer. He also studies the role of thioredoxin reductase-1 in melanoma, and nanoparticles found in consumer products as potential initiators of inflammatory responses and cancer.Moos received a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a PhD from Kansas State University.

Education History

Type School Degree
Postdoctoral Fellowship Pharmacia & Upjohn, Inc.
Molecular Biology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Postdoctoral Fellowship Kansas State University
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training Kansas State University
Graduate Training University of Colorado
Aerospace Engineering
Undergraduate University of Colorado
Aerospace Engineering

Selected Publications


  1. Moos PJ, J Griggs, S Leachman, P Cassidy, and JM Veranth (2010). Transcriptional and cytotoxic differences of nano-ZnO and nano-TiO2 in colon and skin-derived cell lines. Poster session presented at 49th Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology, Salt Lake City, UT..
  2. Moos PJ, Chung K, Woessner D, Honeggar M, Veranth JM (2009). Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles: it’s the contact that kills. Poster session presented at 48th Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology, Baltimore, MD..
  3. Rock CM, Moos PJ (2008). Evaluation of the Antioxidant Activity of Selenoprotein P Against Lipid Hydroperoxides. Poster session presented at American Pharmacists Association (APhA) annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA..
  4. Rock CM, Moos PJ (2008). Selenoprotein P Regulation by the Glucocorticoid Receptor. Poster session presented at Mountain West Regional SOT Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.
  5. CM Rock, PJ Moos (2008). Selenoprotein P Regulation by the Glucocorticoid Receptor. Poster session presented at American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) annual meeting, Atlanta, GA.
  6. PJ Moos, M Honeggar, KOlszewski, NS Culter, JM Veranth (2008). Transcript Profiles of Nanoparticle-treated Colon Cancer Cells. Poster session presented at Society of Toxicology, Seattle. WA.
  7. RL Warters, SB Zhuplatov, GF Hoenicke, SA Leachman, and PJ Moos (2007). Radiation-induced stress response in human skin. Poster session presented at 13th International Congress of Radiation Research, San Francisco, CA.