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.


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.

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