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Microbiology Group

355 279 Stroud Water Research Center

Microbial life such as bacteria, fungi, and algae are integral to a naturally functioning aquatic ecosystem. By applying comprehensive molecular approaches, this laboratory is focused on characterizing the composition and distribution of microbial communities, and determining the functional roles as well as their interactions with environments.

Staff

Jinjun Kan, Ph.D.

Jinjun Kan, Ph.D.

Associate Research Scientist
Jacob Price, Ph.D.

Jacob Price, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher
Laura Zgleszewski

Laura Zgleszewski

Research Technician

News

2021 entomology summer intern group photo.
Meet Our 2021 Summer Interns
Our summer internship program, now in its 49th year, has ushered through hundreds of interns seeking meaningful learning experiences.
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Urbanization pressures alter tree rhizosphere microbiomes
Rosier, C.L., S.W. Polson, V. D’Amico, J. Kan, and T.L.E. Trammell. 2021. Science Reports 11, 9447.
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Ghosts of landuse past: legacy effects of milldams for riparian nitrogen (N) processing and water quality functions
Inamdar, S., M. Peipoch, A. Gold, E. Lewis, J. Hripto, M. Sherman, K. Addy, D. Merritts, J. Kan, et al. 2021. Environmental Research Letters 16: 035016.
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Spatial and temporal variations of bacterioplankton in the Chesapeake Bay: a re‐examination with high‐throughput sequencing analysis
Wang, H., C. Zhang, F. Chen, and J. Kan. 2020. Limnology and Oceanography 65(12):3032-3045.
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A Small Farm Offers Big Opportunities for Measuring Watershed Restoration Success
Stream restorations rarely get monitored rigorously enough to determine if the “patient” has fully recovered.

Publications

Urbanization pressures alter tree rhizosphere microbiomes

Rosier, C.L., S.W. Polson, V. D’Amico, J. Kan, and T.L.E. Trammell. 2021. Science Reports 11, 9447.

Ghosts of landuse past: legacy effects of milldams for riparian nitrogen (N) processing and water quality functions

Inamdar, S., M. Peipoch, A. Gold, E. Lewis, J. Hripto, M. Sherman, K. Addy, D. Merritts, J. Kan, et al. 2021. Environmental Research Letters 16: 035016.

Spatial and temporal variations of bacterioplankton in the Chesapeake Bay: a re‐examination with high‐throughput sequencing analysis

Wang, H., C. Zhang, F. Chen, and J. Kan. 2020. Limnology and Oceanography 65(12):3032-3045.

Stream restoration for legacy sediments at Gramies Run, Maryland: early lessons from implementation, water quality monitoring, and soil health

Mattern, K., A. Lutgen, N. Sienkiewicz, G. Jiang , J. Kan, M. Peipoch, and S. Inamdar. 2020. Water 12(8):2164.