Distinguished Research Professor
Campus: 
Athens
Office: 
285A Marine Sciences Bldg
Office Phone:  (706) 542-6481
Lab: 
282-284 Marine Sciences Bldg
Lab Phone: 
(706) 542-5900
Research Area: 

Web Pages:

Moran Research Group

The Sapelo Island Microbial Carbon Observatory (SIMCO)

Education:

Ph.D. 1987, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

M.S. 1982, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

B.S. 1977, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Research Emphasis:

Bacterial roles in the marine carbon and sulfur cycles; ecological genomics, metagenomics, and metatranscriptomics in coastal marine environments; diversity and structure of estuarine and coastal ocean bacterial communities; ecology and physiology of marine Roseobacter bacteria.

Curriculum Vitae: 
Courses Taught: 

Mary Ann Moran's Selected Publications

Sun Y, Powell KE, Sung W, Lynch M, Moran M.A, Luo H.  2017.  Spontaneous mutations of a model heterotrophic marine bacterium. The ISME Journal. 11(7):1713-1718.
Durham BP, Dearth SP, Sharma S, Amin SA, Smith CB, Campagna SR, E. Armbrust V, Moran M.A.  2017.  Recognition cascade and metabolite transfer in a marine bacteria-phytoplankton model system. Environmental Microbiology.
Coles V.J, Stukel M.R, Brooks M.T, Burd A., Crump B.C, Moran M.A, Paul J.H, Satinsky B.M, Yager P.L, Zielinski B.L et al..  2017.  Ocean biogeochemistry modeled with emergent trait-based genomics. Science. 358(6367):1149-1154.
Landa M, Burns AS, Roth SJ, Moran M.A.  2017.  Bacterial transcriptome remodeling during sequential co-culture with a marine dinoflagellate and diatom. The ISME Journal.
Doherty M, Yager PL, Moran MAnn, Coles VJ, Fortunato CS, Krusche AV, Medeiros PM, Payet JP, Richey JE, Satinsky BM et al..  2017.  Bacterial biogeography across the Amazon River-ocean continuum. Frontiers in Microbiology. 8:882. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2017.00882
Satinsky BM, Smith CB, Sharma S, Landa M, Medeiros PM, Coles VJ, Yager PL, Crump BC, Moran MAnn.  2017.  Expression patterns of elemental cycling genes in the Amazon River Plume. The ISME Journal. 11:1852-1864.
Medeiros PM, Seidel M, Gifford SM, Ballantyne F, Dittmar T, Whitman WB, Moran MAnn.  2017.  Microbially-mediated transformations of estuarine dissolved organic matter. Frontiers in Marine Science. 4:69. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00069
Kujawinski EB, Moran M.A., Stubbins A, Fatland R.  2016.  The ocean microbiome: metabolic engine of the marine carbon cycle. Microbe Magazine. 11(6):262-267.
Moran M.A, Kujawinski EB, Stubbins A, Fatland R, Aluwihare LI, Buchan A, Crump BC, Dorrestein PC, Dyhrman ST, Hess NJ et al..  2016.  Deciphering ocean carbon in a changing world. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 113(12):3143-3151.
Burns AS, Bullock HA, Smith C, Huang Q, Whitman WB, Moran M.A.  2016.  Small RNAs expressed during dimethylsulfoniopropionate degradation by a model marine bacterium. Environmental Microbiology Reports.

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