Jinjun Kan, Ph.D.

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Jinjun Kan, Ph.D.

Associate Research Scientist

  • Principal investigator, Microbiology Group.
  • Adjunct professor, Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania.
  • Adjunct professor, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Delaware.

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Interests and Expertise

Jinjun Kan’s interests include environmental microbiology and molecular microbial ecology of aquatic ecosystems, particularly freshwater and estuaries, with a focus on algal, bacterial, archaeal, and viral population dynamics, and interactions with local environments, including trophic interactions, nutrient cycling, and biogeochemistry.

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  • Ph.D., environmental molecular microbiology/biotechnology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.
  • M.S., ecology, First Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, Qingdao, China.
  • B.S., ecology and environmental sciences, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China.

Professional Experience

  • Associate research scientist, Stroud Water Research Center, 2017–present.
  • Assistant research scientist, Stroud Water Research Center, 2010–2017.
  • Postdoctoral fellow, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 2006–2010.
  • Research assistant, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, College Park, Maryland, 2001–2006.
  • Research assistant, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 1999–2001.


Mill dams impact microbiome structure and depth distribution in riparian sediments

Kan, J., E.K. Peck, L. Zgleszewski, M. Peipoch, and S. Inamdar. 2023. Frontiers in Microbiology 14:1161043.

Spatial scale impacts microbial community composition and distribution within and across stream ecosystems in North and Central America

Bier, R.L., J.J. Mosher, L.A. Kaplan, and J. Kan. 2023. Environmental Microbiology, early online access.

Arsenic and mercury distribution in an aquatic food chain: importance of femtoplankton and picoplankton filtration fractions

Alowaifeer, A.M., S. Clingenpeel, J. Kan, P.E. Bigelow, M. Yoshinaga, B. Bothner, and T.R. McDermott. 2023. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 42(1): 225–241.

Saturated, suffocated, and salty: human legacies produce hot spots of nitrogen in riparian zones

Inamdar, S.P., E.K. Peck, M. Peipoch, A.J. Gold, 2022. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 127 (12): e2022JG007138.

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