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

Luo H, Moran MA.  2014.  Evolutionary ecology of the marine roseobacter clade. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews. 78
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.
Gifford S, Satinsky B, Moran MA.  2014.  Quantitative Microbial Metatranscriptomics. Environmental Microbiology: Methods in Molecular Biology. 1096:213-229.
Luo H., Csuros M., Hughes A.L, Moran MA.  2013.  Evolution of Divergent Life History Strategies in Marine Alphaproteobacteria. mBio. 4(4):e00373-13-e00373-13.
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.
Rivers AR, Sharma S, Tringe SG, Martin J, Joye SB, Moran MA.  2013.  Transcriptional response of bathypelagic marine bacterioplankton to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The ISME Journal. 7(12):2315-2329.
Luo H, Moran MA.  2013.  Assembly-free metagenomic analysis reveals new metabolic capabilities in surface ocean bacterioplankton. Environmental Microbiology Reports. :n/a-n/a.
Chan L-K, Newton RJ, Sharma S, Smith CB, Rayapati P, Limardo AJ, Meile C, Moran MA.  2012.  Transcriptional changes underlying elemental stoichiometry shifts in a marine heterotrophic bacterium. Frontiers in Microbiology. 3
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.
Moran MA, Belas R, Schell MA, Gonzalez JM, Sun F, Sun S, Binder BJ, Edmonds J, Ye W, Orcutt B et al..  2007.  Ecological genomics of marine roseobacters. Applied and environmental microbiology. 73:4559–4569.

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