Dr. Richard Moss is the senior associate dean for basic research, biotechnology and graduate studies at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

Heart and skeletal muscle physiology is Moss' primary research interest. His laboratory studies contractile processes in heart and skeletal muscles and alterations in contraction in diseases such as heart failure. A primary focus of his research is the set of mechanisms by which calcium, various physical factors and signal transduction pathways regulate myocardial contraction.