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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
Sylvie Randall

Sylvie Randall

Research Technician
Laura Zgleszewski

Laura Zgleszewski

Research Technician

News

Graduate Research Leading to a Degree from University of Delaware
Graduate Research Leading to a Degree from University of Delaware
A graduate research assistantship position is available to investigate nutrient processing and microbial response of precolonial or pre-legacy soils following stream/riparian restoration.
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Dynamics of bacterial communities during a seasonal hypoxia at the Bohai Sea: Coupling and response between abundant and rare populations
Wu, C., J. Kan, D.D. Narale, K. Liu, and J. Sun. 2022. Journal of Environmental Sciences 111: 324–329.
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Spatial variability in streambed microbial community structure across two watersheds
Akinwole, P., J. Kan, L.A. Kaplan, and R.H. Findlay. 2021. Microbiology Spectrum 9(3) e01972-21.
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Beyond the light effect: how hydrologic and geomorphologic stream features control microbial distribution across pool sequences in a temperate headwater stream
Ouellet V., M.D. Daniels, M. Peipoch, L. Zgleszewski, N. Watson, E. Gibson, S. Krause, and J. Kan. 2021. Ecohydrology, early online access.
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Epiphytic bacteria are essential for the production and transformation of algae-derived carboxyl-rich alicyclic molecule (CRAM)-like DOM
Liu, Y., J. Kan, C. He, Q. Shi, Y. Liu, Z. Fan, J. Sun. 2021. Microbiology Spectrum9(2): e01531-21.

Publications

Dynamics of bacterial communities during a seasonal hypoxia at the Bohai Sea: Coupling and response between abundant and rare populations

Wu, C., J. Kan, D.D. Narale, K. Liu, and J. Sun. 2022. Journal of Environmental Sciences 111: 324–329.

Spatial variability in streambed microbial community structure across two watersheds

Akinwole, P., J. Kan, L.A. Kaplan, and R.H. Findlay. 2021. Microbiology Spectrum 9(3) e01972-21.

Beyond the light effect: how hydrologic and geomorphologic stream features control microbial distribution across pool sequences in a temperate headwater stream

Ouellet V., M.D. Daniels, M. Peipoch, L. Zgleszewski, N. Watson, E. Gibson, S. Krause, and J. Kan. 2021. Ecohydrology, early online access.

Epiphytic bacteria are essential for the production and transformation of algae-derived carboxyl-rich alicyclic molecule (CRAM)-like DOM

Liu, Y., J. Kan, C. He, Q. Shi, Y. Liu, Z. Fan, J. Sun. 2021. Microbiology Spectrum9(2): e01531-21.