The department is pleased to announce Eddie Laguna has been awarded
the 2021 Maurice Moore Summer Fellowship. Eddie received his
bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fullerton and
his master’s degree from University of California, Riverside and is
a member of Professor Aaron Aponick’s research group. His research
focuses on the synthesis of analogues of a natural product for
applications against systemic lupus erythematosus and cancer.
This fund was established in 2007 by the estate of Dr. Maurice Lee
Moore and supports a student working in medicinal chemistry. Dr.
Moore earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Chemistry from
the University of Florida in 1930 and 1931, respectively. After
earning a PhD at Northwestern University, he went on to have a
successful career at Winthrop Laboratories and Sterling Drug where he
served in a variety of high-level leadership roles before retiring in