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

The Sapelo Island Microbial Carbon Observatory (SIMCO)


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.

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Mary Ann Moran's Selected Publications

Hollibaugh JT, Gifford SM, Moran MA, Ross MJ, Sharma S, Tolar BB.  2014.  Seasonal variation in the metratranscriptomes of a Thaumarchaeota population from SE USA coastal waters. The ISME Journal. 8(3):685-698.
Luo H, Swan BK, Stepanauskas R, Hughes AL, Moran MA.  2014.  Evolutionary analysis of a streamlined lineage of surface ocean Roseobacters. The ISME Journal. 8(7):1428-1439.
Luo H, Tolar BB, Swan BK, Zhang CL, Stepanauskas R, Moran MA, Hollibaugh JT.  2014.  Single-cell genomics shedding light on marine Thaumarchaeota diversification. The ISME Journal. 8(3):732-736.
Vila-Costa M, Rinta-Kanto JM, Poretsky RS, Sun S, Kiene RP, Moran MA.  2014.  Microbial controls on DMSP degradation and DMS formation in the Sargasso Sea. Biogeochemistry. 120(1-3):295-305.
Luo H, Swan BK, Stepanauskas R, Hughes AL, Moran MA.  2014.  Comparing effective population sizes of dominant marine alphaproteobacteria lineages. Environmental Microbiology Reports. 6(2):167-172.
Satinsky BM, Zielinski BL, Doherty M, Smith CB, Sharma S, Paul JH, Crump BC, Moran MA.  2014.  The Amazon continuum dataset: quantitative metagenomic and metatranscriptomic inventories of the Amazon River plume, June 2010. Microbiome. 2(1):17.
Keeling PJ, Burki F, Wilcox HM, Allam B, Allen EE, Amaral-Zettler LA, E. Armbrust V, Archibald JM, Bharti AK, Bell CJ et al..  2014.  The Marine Microbial Eukaryote Transcriptome Sequencing Project (MMETSP): Illuminating the Functional Diversity of Eukaryotic Life in the Oceans through Transcriptome Sequencing. PLoS Biology. 12(6):e1001889.
Gifford SM, Sharma S, Moran MA.  2014.  Linking activity and function to ecosystem dynamics in a coastal bacterioplankton community. Frontiers in Microbiology. 5
Luo H, Moran MA.  2014.  Evolutionary ecology of the marine roseobacter clade. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews. 78