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.
970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 19311
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.
- 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.
Assembly and network stability of planktonic microorganisms under the influence of salinity gradient: an Arctic case study from the Lena River estuary to the Laptev Sea
Arsenic and mercury distribution in an aquatic food chain: importance of femtoplankton and picoplankton filtration fractions
Saturated, suffocated, and salty: human legacies produce hot spots of nitrogen in riparian zones
Deciphering the diversity and distribution of chromophytic phytoplankton in the Bohai Sea and the Yellow Sea via RuBisCO genes (rbcL)
Stream nitrogen uptake associated with suspended sediments: a microcosm study
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Sediment Sleuthing: Microbe DNA May Be Key to Restoring an Estuary Near You
A Small Farm Offers Big Opportunities for Measuring Watershed Restoration Success
Stream Reach: Building Communities from White Clay Creek to the Yangtze Basin
Don’t Stop Me Now! Studying the Effects of Milldam Removal
Stories From the Streams: Straight From the Source