Regents' Professor
Distinguished Research Professor

Contact Info

Office:
285A Marine Sciences Bldg
Lab office:
282-284 Marine Sciences Bldg
Lab phone:
(706) 542-5900
Campus:
Curriculum Vitae:
  • Ph.D. 1987, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • M.S. 1982, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • B.S. 1977, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Vorobev, A., S. Sharma, M. Yu, J. Lee, B. J. Washington, W. B. Whitman., F. Ballantyne IV, P. M. Medeiros, and M. A. Moran. 2018. Identifying labile DOM components in a coastal ocean through depleted bacterial transcripts and chemical signals. Environmental Microbiology. In press.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. DOI

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. DOI Google Scholar 

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. DOI Google Scholar 

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. DOI Google Scholar 

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. DOI Google Scholar 

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 DOI Google Scholar 

Moran M.A.  2015.  The Global Ocean Microbiome. Science. 350 DOI Google Scholar 

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. DOI Google Scholar

Luo H, Moran MA.  2015.  How do divergent ecological strategies emerge among marine bacterioplankton lineages? Trends in Microbiology. 23(9):577-584. DOI Google Scholar 

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 DOI Google Scholar 

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. DOI Google Scholar 

Gifford SM, Sharma S, Moran MA.  2014.  Linking activity and function to ecosystem dynamics in a coastal bacterioplankton community. Frontiers in Microbiology. 5 DOI Google Scholar 

Satinsky B.M, Crump B.C, Smith C.B, Sharma S., Zielinski B.L, Doherty M., Meng J., Sun S., Medeiros P.M, Paul J.H et al..  2014.  Microspatial gene expression patterns in the Amazon River Plume. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 111(30):11085–11090. DOI Google Scholar 

Moran MA, Satinsky B, Gifford SM, Luo H, Rivers A, Chan L-K, Meng J, Durham BP, Shen C, Varaljay VA et al..  2013.  Sizing up metatranscriptomics. The ISME Journal. 7(2):237-243. DOI Google Scholar 

Newton RJ, Griffin LE, Bowles KM, Meile C, Gifford S, Givens CE, Howard EC, King E, Oakley CA, Reisch CR et al..  2010.  Genome characteristics of a generalist marine bacterial lineage. The ISME journal. 4:784–798. DOI Google Scholar 

 

Research Areas:
Research Interests:

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.