Distinguished Research Professor

Contact Info

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

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. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

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 Google Scholar BibTex XML

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 BibTex XML

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 BibTex XML

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. Google Scholar BibTex XML

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  DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

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 BibTex XML

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 DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

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. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

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 BibTex XML

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. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

Luo H, Sun Y, Hollibaugh JT, Moran M.A.  2016.  Low genome content diversity of marine planktonic Thaumarchaeota. Environmental Microbiology Reports. 8(4):501-507. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

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 BibTex XML

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

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. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

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. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

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 BibTex XML

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. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

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 BibTex XML

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 Google Scholar BibTex XML

Beier S, Rivers A, Moran MA, Obernosterer I..  2015.  Phenotypic plasticity in heterotrophic marine microbial communities in continuous cultures. ISME Journal. 9 Google Scholar BibTex XML

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 Google Scholar BibTex XML

Bullock H.A, Reisch C.R, Burns A.S, Moran M.A, Whitman W.B.  2014.  Regulatory and Functional Diversity of Methylmercaptopropionate Coenzyme A Ligases from the Dimethylsulfoniopropionate Demethylation Pathway in Ruegeria pomeroyi DSS-3 and Other Proteobacteria. Journal of Bacteriology. 196(6):1275-1285. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

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. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

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 BibTex XML

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. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

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. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

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. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

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. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

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. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

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 BibTex XML

Luo H, Moran MA.  2014.  Evolutionary ecology of the marine roseobacter clade. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews. 78 Google Scholar BibTex XML

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 BibTex XML

Gifford S, Satinsky B, Moran MA.  2014.  Quantitative Microbial Metatranscriptomics. Environmental Microbiology: Methods in Molecular Biology. 1096:213-229. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

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. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

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 BibTex XML

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. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

Luo H, Moran MA.  2013.  Assembly-free metagenomic analysis reveals new metabolic capabilities in surface ocean bacterioplankton. Environmental Microbiology Reports. :n/a-n/a. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

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 Google Scholar BibTex XML

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. Google Scholar BibTex XML

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. Google Scholar BibTex XML

 

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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.

Articles Featuring Mary Ann Moran

Monday, March 7, 2016 - 4:05pm

Mary Ann Moran, Patricia Medeiros and Aron Stubbins have an article appearing today in PNAS, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, addressing both the complexities and innovations in the field of dissolved organic material in the world's oceans.  More information on their article…