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.


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.

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