Ana L. Moore, Ph.D. is a Regents Professor in the School of Molecular Sciences and the Center for Bioenergy and Photosynthesis at Arizona State University. She received her doctorate in organic chemistry working with Professor William C. Herndon at Texas Tech University. She worked at the University of Washington as a postdoctoral associate with Professor Neil Andersen before moving to Arizona State University in 1976. With her colleagues Devens Gust and Tom Moore, she has led a team of students and postdoctoral associates to design and build bio-inspired molecular systems, which contributed to the development of the field known as artificial photosynthesis. The present goals include the construction and use of synthetic systems to better understand key light-driven and catalytic aspects of photosynthesis and the development of design principles upon which energy-converting artificial systems could be based. More complex solar-to-fuel converters, including hybrid systems consisting of molecular components, semiconductor oxides, living cells, and heterogeneous/homogeneous catalysts are presently being developed.