Former geneticist, student
Alasdhair Kinross & Lilibet (ancestors), Lord Kinross (father, deceased), Joseph MacTaggert (husband, deceased), Kevin MacTaggert (Proteus, son, deceased), Rahne Sinclair (Wolfsbane, ward)
PhD in genetics
Moira MacTaggert was one of the world's foremost experts in the scientific field of genetics, specializing in the study of superhuman mutants.
Moria Kinross was the daughter of a powerful Scottish nobleman. When she grew up, Moira married Royal Marine Commando Joseph MacTaggert. However, their marriage proved to be disastrous. While studying at college, Moira met and fell in love with Charles Xavier. These two became engaged, pending the annulment of Moira’s marriage; however, Xavier was drafted into military service. Moira promised to wait until he was released. But, while Xavier was recovering from battlefield injuries she broke off their engagement without explanation. (Click on Professor X's name to learn more about him.)
Later, while in New York City, Moira's husband, Joseph MacTaggert, beat and sexually assaulted her. This resulted in Moira being hospitalized for a week, and pregnant. From then on, Moira lived apart from her husband (he refused to grant her a divorce) and she kept the fact that he had a son secret from him for twenty years.
Moira forged a brilliant career as a leading geneticist, earning a Nobel Prize, and founded a Mutant Research Center on Muir Island off the coast of Scotland. After renewing contact with Xavier, they discussed the possibility of establishing a school for training mutants. Moira became Xavier’s silent partner in founding the Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters and its’ first team of mutant students, the X-Men. (To learn about the above place, organization, and team, click on their names above.)
When Moira’s son, Kevin, began to manifest destructive superhuman mutant powers, she attempted to "cure" him; however, she couldn't "cure" him and she was forced to keep him imprisoned on the Island. Moira also came to take a young mutant Scottish girl named Rahne Sinclair as her ward, sending her to study at Xavier’s as a member of the New Mutants. (Click on the highlighted names to learn more about the characters and/or team.)
During Moria's affiliation with the X-Men, she eventually fell in love with Sean Cassidy (aka Banshee). (To learn about Banshee, just click on his name.)
To learn more about Moira MacTaggert, click on the following link, http://marvel.com/universe/MacTaggert,_Moira.