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

Rivers AR, Burns AS, Chan L-K, Moran M.A.  2016.  Experimental identification of small non-coding RNAs in the model marine bacterium Ruegeria pomeroyi DSS-3. Frontiers in Microbiology. 7
Moran M.A.  2015.  The Global Ocean Microbiome. Science. 350
Alivisatos A.P, Blaser M.J, Brodie E.L, Chun M., Dangl J.L, Donohue T.J, Dorrestein P.C, Gilbert J.A, Green J.L, Jansson J.K et al..  2015.  A unified initiative to harness Earth's microbiomes. Science. 350(6260):507-508.
Medeiros P.M, Seidel M, Dittmar T, Whitman WB, Moran MA.  2015.  Drought-induced variability in dissolved organic matter composition in a marsh-dominated estuary. Geophysical Research Letters. 42:6446-6453.
Amin S.A, Hmelo L.R, van Tol H.M, Durham B.P, Carlson L.T, Heal K.R, Morales R.L, Berthiaume C.T, Parker M.S, Djunaedi B. et al..  2015.  Interaction and signalling between a cosmopolitan phytoplankton and associated bacteria. Nature. 522(7554):98-101.
Satinsky BM, Fortunato CS, Doherty M, Smith CB, Sharma S, Ward ND, Krusche AV, Yager PL, Richey JE, Moran MA et al..  2015.  Metagenomic and metatranscriptomic inventories of the lower Amazon River, May 2011. Microbiome. 3:39.
Luo H, Moran MA.  2015.  How do divergent ecological strategies emerge among marine bacterioplankton lineages? Trends in Microbiology. 23(9):577-584.
Varaljay VA, Robidart J, Preston CM, Gifford S, Durham BP, Burns AS, Ryan JP, Marin R, Kiene RP, Zehr J et al..  2015.  Single-taxon field measurements of bacterial gene regulation controlling DMSP fate. ISME Journal. 9
Beier S, Rivers A, Moran MA, Obernosterer I..  2015.  Phenotypic plasticity in heterotrophic marine microbial communities in continuous cultures. ISME Journal. 9
Durham BP, Sharma S, Luo H, Smith CB, Amin S, Bender SJ, Dearth SP, Van Mooy BAS, Campagna S, Kukawinski EB et al..  2015.  Cryptic carbon and sulfur cycling between surface ocean plankton. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 112

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